Handel to Hammerstein
There should be more concerts like this one – an hour of delightful and varied music performed by the Sheldon Singers under the direction of Julie De’Ath Lancaster, in the elegant surroundings of the Music Room at Sidholme. The choir took us on a magical musical tour from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, beginning with ‘Pastime with good company’.
'The Sheldon Singers Christmas concert at St Paul’s Church Honiton began with a resounding opening of “O Come all Ye Faithful” for choir and audience, heralded by The Brass Warriors Quintet - and set the tone for the evening.
The contrast between traditional carols and not so well known ones was wonderful. The moving and sensitive rendition by the choir of James Macmillan's “O Radiant Dawn” and Will Todd's “My Lord Has Come” were highlights.