Following our last concert in this season in July, the final concert under the all-too-short directorship of Jamie Hall, the choir is enjoying a a summer break, from which we will return refreshed to begin rehearsals under our new conductor, Stephen Brown. Our first concert under his baton will be in our usual venue, St Mark's, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, and we will be performing the ever-popular Requiem by Mozart with professional soloists and accompanied by an instrumental group who will also perform some instrumental items. The remainder of the concert will be taken up with other choral items including Vaughan Williams' delightful Serenade to Music.
We are looking forward to seeing you on 19th November at 7.45 pm at St. Mark's. Bromley.
It is with the greatest sadness that the Allegri Singers have received the news that Michael Sherwin, long-time bass singer in the choir and recently serving us as our Treasurer, has passed away following a long struggle with a particularly cruel form of cancer. Michael was a fine musician, highly knowledgeable of a vast range of music, a true stalwart of the bass department, but also able to take the baton for rehearsals in the event of emergencies such as last-minute travel problems for our regular conductor, and it would be hard to find a more alert and sensitive conductor, always able to give an encouraging nod in the right direction at the right moment. He was also well-known in the Bromley area for organising high-quality choral performances at St Mary's Church, College Road, where again his talents at getting the best out of his choir were always apparent. A kind, patient but firm leader, Michael was one of the loveliest people you could meet. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Sarah and his children.
The Allegri Singers with Jamie Hall at the November 2015 Concert
The Allegri Singers are affiliated to Making Music (National Association of Music Societies) and Bromley Arts Council.
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