Vaughan Williams – Overture “The Wasps”
Peter White – Te Deum
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams – Hodie
There was some brave programming for the Chichester Singers’ concert on 12th November. Not only were there four works in the programme but one was a cantata by Vaughan Williams which is not often performed, and another was a completely new choral work that the Singers had commissioned for this concert. Chichester audiences are fairly conservative and are cautious about going to listen to modern music, so it was no surprise to see a number of empty seats in the cathedral for this event. But it was an excellent concert, the Singers and orchestra were in fine form and gave enjoyable performances of the unfamiliar works.