From: "Salwey, Nick" <[email protected]>
Subject: Saturday evening's Brahms Requiem
Date: 2 April 2015 08:37:04 BST
To: "Henry Ibberson" <[email protected]>
'The Wombourne and District Choral Society provide an ideal model for amateur music-making of the very highest order. Brilliantly rehearsed by their Music Director, Ian Clarke, they combine a diligent and enthusiastic approach with the good humour and the personal rapport which is so important for bringing together people of all ages. This is very much an inclusive organisation, with no auditions required, and with a wide range of repertoire from the major choral works, to anthems, madrigals and lighter music. It was a great privilege to take part in their performance of Brahms’ Requiem on March 28th and the size of the audience and the warm and enthusiastic applause showed just how fulfilling these endeavours are, and how important they are for the community at large. The spirit and the atmosphere were a match for any professional performance.
All the best.