Dorking Choral Society is presenting its first concert under the baton of its new musical director Hilary Campbell in St Martin’s Church Dorking on Saturday 8 November at 7.30pm. She has been putting the choir through their paces since the term started in September. The choir really enjoy her ready smile, easy manner and clear conducting style. Working hard in preparing for the November concert, they are enjoying every minute.
The programme includes Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Wachet Auf, both well known and loved. Handel’s genius in advance of his time comes through very clearly in the wonderful variety of style, pace, passion and drama he packs into his score, written as a young man while in Italy. The music lulls, encourages, excites and promises as it expresses the sentiments in the words of Psalm 110 known as ‘Assurance of Victory for God’s Priest-King’. Bach’s Wachet Auf is also very well known, particularly for its mesmerising recurring
theme throughout the piece. You will almost certainly recognise it when you hear it as it features in the list of ‘most played and requested’ on Classic
Radio. You’ll love both even if you don’t normally like classical music. Terrific value – what more could you want -an orchestra, large choir led by a brilliant
conductor and professional soloists making live music in the centre of Dorking!
Don’t miss out on tickets, contact Nick Hudson on email@example.com or phone 01306 888014, 07855 014163
After that the choir will be preparing their Christmas celebration for Sunday 14th December at the United Reformed Church in West Street, Dorking.