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2012 Spring Concert

Saturday 28th April 2012; 8pm; St. Helier Methodist Centre

Cantate Gloria by Alan Bullard performed by the Jersey Festival Choir

Jubilate by Bob Chilcott performed by the Jersey Festival Choir with brass, timpani and piano; soloist Vivienne Hassel (soprano) and guest conductor Jonathan Willcocks

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat Major by Derek Lawrence; performed by piano soloist Chris George, Jersey Festival Orchestra and guest conductor Jonathan Willcocks

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Messa Di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini performed by the Jersey Festival Choir and Orchestra and guest conductor Jonathan Willcocks; soloists Richard Dowling (tenor) and Andri Bjorn Robertsson (bass-baritone)


The Jersey Festival Choir acknowledges with gratitude the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the expenses of the soloists Richard Dowling (tenor) and Andri Bjorn Robertsson (bass-baritone)

"Look up"- we were warned by Jonathan Willcocks!                 The Jersey Festival Choir

The JEP article about the concert in the following week summed up the evening as "A vocal fanfare with strong spirit" and recorded that the audience had been delighted with the event despite the having to brave the elements to travel to the concert. UK conductor Jonathan Willcocks said "The strong spirit and enthusiasm of the choir came across very strongly and I was proud to have been part of the occasion".