On Saturday 25th October 2014, I directed be directing a ‘Come and Sing’ rehearsal and performance of Fauré’s Requiem in St Mary’s Church, Banbury. The concert was a fundraising event for the Katherine House Hospice, where my mother was cared for in the weeks before she passed away – Fauré’s Requiem was one of her favourite pieces and one of the first larger choral works that she introduced me to.
The first half of the concert will included an organ recital on St Mary’s unique Hill, Norman and Beard organ.
I am pleased to be able to report that the day raised £1,800 for the hospice, and it is hoped that we may be able to do another follow-up event next year – watch this space for details!
Below are some photographs from the rehearsal during the afternoon, taken by Sophie Tate, who also sang the Soprano solo in the concert.