GOOD FRIDAYS 2013 to 2019
Sidmouth Occasional Choir presented, as its inaugural concert on 29th March 2013, Bach’s St John Passion – his great, dramatic and moving setting of John’s Gospel account of the Passion of our Lord (with other, contemplative material).
Our hopes included that that first concert might help to re-establish the tradition each Good Friday, of a performance in Sidmouth Parish Church of good music, appropriate to that particular day in the Church’s calendar. 2019 marked our sixth one (we had to miss 2015 and 2020) the latter because of the corona virus pandemic. Outline details of the concert we were scheduled to sing on Good Friday 2020 are shown on the last poster below.
The posters for our six concerts so far and the cancelled 2020 concert are reproduced below:
The local newspaper’s crit of our first concert appears below
Here are a few genuinely quoted comments about our past concerts:
(2013) “It was a moving and profound experience for us both”
“What a success last night was, a piece to shake the soul…. A beautiful performance."
(2014) “Congratulations – a brilliant evening”
(2016) “What a wonderful performance. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
“Tremendous. Thank you.”
(2017) “Such a marvellous concert on Good Friday, a day which I will always remember”.
“A moving experience, a splendid evening”.
(2019) “Most moving and uplifting”
“ Phew! That was pretty special tonight”
“I felt so lucky to be able to see and hear it all in our lovely Parish Church”
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