Coffee Concert in Canterbury

In the photos below, you can see us rehearsing ready for our concert in October at the Canterbury Festival. We had a great time performing in the exotic Spiegeltent – a marquee set up at the Kent Cricket ground providing a very interesting, though at times challenging, venue for our concert.

With a setting feeling like something out of the Manet painting, Bar at the Folies-Begere, or maybe a Viennese Kafehaus, the glass and mirrors together with the burgundy awnings made the place very atmospheric, but, as might be expected, the acoustic was difficult.

However the concert was very well received and we enjoyed performing a range of different music, building on our winning programme for the Top Choir Kent finals which included Gabrieli’s Jubilate Deo and Over the Rainbow. To these we added some madrigals and folk songs and drew on favourites from our wide ranging repertoire including Standford and Bruckner as well as  jazz songs like Tea for Two. All in all a memorable occasion. Our thanks go to all those who made the trek to Canterbury to support us!