AFTER the long, dark winter, it’s time to herald in the spring, and what better way than with a celebratory concert of The Petersfield Choir.
The choir’s spring concert is now a firm favourite on the town’s classical music calendar, and this year’s, in St Peter’s Church, Petersfield, on Saturday, March 4, at 7.30pm, looks to be a real treat.
The programme for the recital includes Parry’s I Was Glad, as heard at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
And also on the bill is Handel’s Zadok the Priest, which has been sung at every coronation since the 1700s.
The composer’s jubilant Utrecht Te Deum was written, in English, to mark peace in Europe after the ending of the war of Spanish succession but the piece was so favoured that it also secured Handel a job as court composer.
Choir director Steve Sargent enthused:?“The choir enjoys all shades of choral music, but particularly likes to perform great works which delight audiences just because they are uplifting and joyful, and this concert is crammed with such music.
“As ever, we expect a full house and, as usual, the concert is free so as many people as possible can enjoy it with us.
“You certainly don’t have to be a classical music buff to enjoy this programme – it’s just right for people of all ages and all tastes.”