Report from Simon Lee: Having performed the concert at St. Ann’s on St. Cecilia’s Day, we began preparing a programme of music all written in Dresden. Some of it was well known; the Crucifixus section of Lotti’s Credo is known to many – however much of it (including the rest of the Credo) was not. For this concert, we were joined by a small ensemble of professional instrumentalists led by the very talented Sophie Appleton and a quartet of talented young soloists. I feel that it is imperative that ensembles such as Cappella continue to support young soloists at the start of their careers and this will affect my planning of repertoire in future seasons. It is also very rewarding for the singers to enjoy the richness of the sound which instrumentalists add to a choral texture.
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