Gathering voices – and confidence

Once again Redland Green Community Chorus was delighted to contribute towards the success of Bristol’s ‘Gathering Voices Festival of Song’.

The 10-day festival, with its rich diversity of music and performance, strengthened Bristol’s claim to be the UK’s premier City of Song.

During the first weekend they startled and delighted unsuspecting citizens in the city centre with their  Song Raids, and a week later they helped bring the festival to a resounding climax at St George’s, Brandon Hill – rightly acclaimed as one of the country’s leading concert halls for its superb acoustics.

RGCC was one of more than 25 choirs and ensembles to perform during a 12-hour musical marathon at St George’s.

Led by Musical Director Nicholas Bromilow and accompanied by Jonny Saunders, they romped through  recent favourites ’This Little Light of Mine’, ‘Come What May’, ‘Linden Lea’, ‘We Shall Overcome’, ‘Shoshone Love Song’ and ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’ as well as  ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, a more recent addition to the repertoire.

It was a bright and confident performance to an appreciative audience, and helped to demonstrate just why their choir (not just Bristol) is successfully ‘gathering voices’.

Since the start of their autumn season, several new members have joined. At the last count they were up to 76 full members.

The choir’s focus now, after its half term break, is on what promises to be a bumper Christmas Concert at St Alban’s, Westbury Park, on December 14th.

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