BRAHMS FESTIVAL CONCERT
Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm, Sheffield Cathedral
On Saturday 5 October the Bach Choir presented a programme devoted to Brahms, featuring his magnificent German Requiem, the Academic Festival Overture and two beautiful motets. Rising Sheffield star Ella Taylor sang the soprano solos with precision and accuracy – and immense power, filling the cathedral with a superb soprano sound. Acclaimed bass Alex Ashworth sang with drama and immense feeling, and the choir’s huge enjoyment accompanying the two soloists was clearly heard in their rendering of the choruses. Sally Robinson’s National Festival Orchestra played with verve and style, ably conducted by Dr Simon Lindley. The concert was generously supported by soprano Jane Ginsborg.