"Dramatically charged performance"

The Choral Society gave a "dramatically charged performance" of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on Saturday 5 July, according to reviewer Mary Cook, writing in the Herts Advertiser.

Cook writes of some "very tender and moving moments" both supporting the four soloists and in dialogue with them. She also describes the different style of the first half of the concert, featuring works by composer-in-association Cecilia McDowall and arrangements by Bob Chilcott, in a "cleverly devised programme of new and old works" that ensured a full house in St Saviour's Church.

The full review can be read here.