HANDEL’S MESSIAH … Take 2!

Last year on 17th March, the afternoon dress rehearsal with orchestra and soloists was phenomenal, all was looking good for the evening performance.
Then the snow started …
By 6pm the most severe blizzard brought the whole of South Yorkshire to a standstill and our performance had to be cancelled at the eleventh hour with frustration and disappointment at all levels.
Well … we’re back with what we hope will be a snow-free performance of Handel’s Messiah on 30th March and it promises to be better than ever!

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A DAY OF SINGING WITH BOB CHILCOTT


You may remember our performance of ‘A Little Jazz Mass’ by Bob Chilcott a while ago, well today some of Bel Canto spent the day singing with Bob at Leeds College of Music. We worked on his recent composition ‘The Voyage’, a collection of songs commissioned by AgeUK as part of a project to highlight and combat loneliness. Needless to say, the music is beautiful – Bob is the master of melodies, and such poignant words. A rare treat to work alongside an inspirational composer and such a lovely gentleman.