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Event review: Croydon Bach Choir presents Homo Sum at its summer concert

Posted on July 14th, by Katie Rose in Culture. 1 Comment

The highlight of Croydon Bach Choir’s summer concert was a remarkable new work with a unifying vision by Mark David Boden

On the warm and sunny evening of Saturday 1st July, many of us gathered at Croydon Minster to hear the Croydon Bach Choir present the final concert of its 2016-17 season, featuring the premiere of Mark David Boden’s work Homo Sum alongside opera choruses and arias and … Read More »

Event review: Croydon Bach Choir sings Haydn’s Harmonie Mass and other works, Saturday 21st November 2015

Posted on December 14th, by Tom Black in Culture. No Comments

There wasn’t any Bach. This confused Tom Black, but he was too happy to mind

I don’t know much about choral music. I don’t even know if that’s what it’s called. Hymns and that. All I know is that the Croydon Bach Choir is very good at it.

In the grand environment of St John the Evangelist Church in Shirley, the choir soothed me … Read More »

Event review: the Croydon Bach Choir summer concert, Saturday 27th June

Posted on July 8th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones finds musical comfort for the living at St Matthew’s church

My watch stopped on the way to the Croydon Bach Choir‘s Summer Concert 2015, held in St Matthew’s church, Chichester Road, East Croydon, on Saturday evening 27th June. So I strolled in from the warm evening sunshine to find I was entering as the performers filed on. Sidewalk to symphony in under a minute cheated … Read More »

The Croydon Bach Choir performs Elgar’s ‘Spirit of England’ and some livelier tunes

Posted on June 17th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones overcomes initial difficulties to find herself both moved and entertained by the Croydon Bach Choir

In the famous words of Princess Diana, “classical music is really not my bag.” I just don’t know that much about it although I feel that I should – but if an excuse is good enough for the queen of hearts, it’s good enough for me.

Then again, to … Read More »