Gathering voices – and confidenceNovember 4th, 2013
The 10-day festival, with its rich diversity of music and performance, strengthened Bristols claim to be the UKs 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 Georges, Brandon Hill rightly acclaimed as one of the countrys 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 Georges.
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 Dont 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 choirs focus now, after its half term break, is on what promises to be a bumper Christmas Concert at St Albans, Westbury Park, on December 14th.Tags: Ashley Down, Bishopston, Bishopston Matters, Bristol, Bristol Magazine, choir, community, Festival of Song Bristol, Gathering Voices, Gloucester Road, Horfield, local, Matters Magazines, Redland, Redland Green Community Choir, Singing, Son, Song, St Andrews, voice Back to news