Past Recitals

Sunday 3 December 2006 in St Machar's Cathedral

Aberdeen Bach Choir, Musical Director Gordon Jack
Roger Williams and Harry Williamson, Organ

Works by J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt, Dupré and Widor


April 2006 - 50th Anniversary Concert

Sunday 23 April 2006 in St. Machar's Cathedral

Aberdeen Bach Choir: Guest Conductor Graham Wiseman, Rehearsal Conductor Neil Meldrum
(Conductor James Lobban was ill)

Aberdeen Sinfonietta: Leader - Brian Dargie

Ripieno Choir of St Margaret's School for Girls: Conductor - Drew Tulloch

J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion

Andrew Staples - Evangelist
Håkan Ekenäs - Christus
Sophie Bevan - Soprano
Anna Grevelius - Mezzo-Soprano
Ben Johnson - Tenor
Jacques Imbrailo - Baritone

Review by Alan Cooper

Past performances reviewed by local music critics:

It was in the final work, the Messe du Jubilé by Daniel-Lesur, that choir and organist came triumphantly together. This work was filled with magical and unusual choral effects which the singers took joyfully in their stride.

Alan Cooper (Aberdeen Press and Journal) exciting performance of Haydn's Creation Mass, featuring more excellent orchestral playing and crisp, well-tuned singing from the choir. The male voices, hopelessly outnumbered numerically, deserve special congratulation for matching the volume of the ladies without forcing the vocal tone.

David Haggart (Aberdeen Press and Journal)

The choir sang with such inexhaustable power and joy it was easy to be swept along in a wave of ravishing sound.
[Easter 1997 performance of Schubert's Mass in E flat and Handel's Dettingen Te Deum]

Roddy Philips (Evening Express)

The repertoire of the choir is comprehensive and varied and past recitals have included works such as:

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