Last night was the RSNO Chorus’s first rehearsal of the new season, and I was there for the first time in over a year. I had to take some time off for health reasons, but thanks to a specialist physiotherapist at my local hospital I am once again well enough to cope with some strenuous singing. It was good to be back and catch up with folk I haven’t seen for a while.
The Chorus programme for the coming season certainly looks interesting. We will be performing Rachmaninov’s The Bells in November; then there are the the usual Christmas concerts and the New Year performance of Messiah (this year conducted by Roy Goodman); Fauré’s Requiem in January (at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam); and we conclude the season with Britten’s War Requiem at the end of March.