| "Elgar’s The Kingdom is not as popular nor performed as frequently as his The Dream of Gerontius, though some cognoscenti claim that the former is the greater work. Perhaps people haven’t heard a really definitive performance. They should have come to hear Benson at The Oratory.” Read the full review in the Henley Standard here.|
Local composer Richard Blackford (whose Mirror of Perfection we sang in 2017) was also at the concert. He said afterwards
"It was a glorious concert of a glorious work. The Benson Choral Society sang with tremendous conviction and beauty, and every one of your soloists was superb”.
|Soloists Lorena Paz Nieto and Susan Legg look forward to Elgar's The Kingdom in concert with us at the Oratory School, Woodcote on Saturday 30th March. They are both passionately committed to Elgar's music and as excited as we are at the opportunity to perform this beautiful work. It will be Lorena's debut in the role of Mary, while Susan is " a huge fan" of both Elgar and Benson Choral Society. We can't wait to be singing with them!|
ELGAR'S THE KINGDOM
|This shows the review from the Henley Standard of the recent Plea for Peace concert.|
More details can be seen in the Past Performances page in the ABOUT pull down options
|For more information, see:||https://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/community-news--all-districts-/133737/plea-for-peace-brings-month-of-remembrance-to-a-timely-close.html|