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PAST CONCERTS

 

REVIEW OF MAY 2022 CONCERT

Youthful brilliance and majestic Mendelssohn

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra’s performance on Sunday 15 May 2022, its first concert since August 2021 was a serving of polished gems.  Ably led by Rachel Moxham and conducted with his usual consummate skill by Michael Joel, the players seemed as pleased to be performing again as the audience was to hear them.

REVIEW OF AUGUST 2021 CONCERT

Magical Mozart arias win many hearts

The first and fourth movements of Haydn’s Symphony No 84 formed the overtures for each half of St Matthew’s August concert.  They were happy choices to introduce thirteen extracts from Mozart operas, concert arias and Solemn Vespers.

REVIEW OF JULY 2021 CONCERT

Piano Brilliance and Orchestral Grandeur

The COVID 19 transport restrictions have thrown up some curved balls for SMCO’s concert planners, but happily they were able to gather a talented and winning team of conductor piano soloist and programme.

REVIEW OF MAY 2021 CONCERT

Sylvia Jiang and Rachmaninoff shared the accolades

The foot stomping and lengthy applause at the end of the Rach 2 concert was only fitting for orchestra, piano soloist Sylvia Jiang, and conductor Beth Cohen. Sylvia Jiang, who stepped in to replace the scheduled soloist, Somi Kim for the Rachmaninoff Concerto No 2 Op.18 in C minor, was spell-bindingly brilliant