Edward Elgar


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 »



Molten gold in the minster: review of ‘A Celebration of Victorian Church Music’

Posted on April 10th, by Rosie Edser in Culture. 1 Comment

Rosie Edser experiences both an hour of gloriousness and an education

My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord: A Celebration of Victorian Church Music at Croydon Minster, Saturday March 29th

Some of the six Archbishops of Canterbury who are buried in Croydon Minster may have twitched uncomfortably in their graves at the thought of sacred worship music being performed to an applauding audience, but it … Read More »