January sees the beginning of an exciting year of concerts for Ryton Chorale. With two sell-out concerts under the direction of Simon Lumby, the choir is starting work on music by the French composers Gabriel Faure and Francis Poulenc for the concert at The Crossing on Saturday 26th March. Booking details are on www.rytonchorale.org.uk.
The Requiem by Faure is a well-known work and Poulenc’s Gloria, first performed in January 1961 and often presented with Faure’s Requiem, brings inspiring music. YouTube has recordings of both pieces which will give a flavour of the forthcoming performance. Don’t miss it!