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Malvern Festival Chorus Musical Musings

09/08/19

What a joy it was to be invited to join the National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) celebrating their 25th Anniversary in Birmingham Symphony Hall on 21 July 2019.

Six weeks of concentrated rehearsal, starting before the choir’s final concert of the 2018-19 season, culminated in a thrilling performance of Verdi’s Requiem with this hugely talented orchestra in one of the finest performance venues in the country.

Not only did we perform with the full orchestra, we were treated to magical performances by the two younger orchestras, Young NSSO and the Sinfonia. Watching young people, aged 9-14, come together and play a wide range of orchestral music was not only highly enjoyable but also a truly heartening experience.

Malvern Festival Chorus had been joined by members of the NSSO Chorus for their last two rehearsals but only rehearsed with the full orchestra on the day of the performance. It was difficult to believe that these highly professional instrumentalists, aged between 14 and 19, had only been rehearsing together for one week during their summer residential course at Malvern College.

As the choir approaches its Centenary Season, it was an honour to be part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of such a dedicated and worthwhile organisation.

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