City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Vivaldi Gloria Review


By Barnaby Miln - Posted on 12 August 2011

Coro Edina
5
Show details
Venue: 
Greyfriars Kirk
Company: 
Coroedina
Running time: 
80mins
Production: 
Fauré, Requiem; Vivaldi, Gloria
Performers: 
Jonathan Wright (conductor), Rory Wilson (conductor and baritone), Aileen Boyle (soprano), Morven Chisholm (soprano), Catherine Siddall (soprano), Liz Fuggle (contralto) and Jenny Rice-Jones (mezzo-soprano).

There was a packed Greyfriars Kirk for Coro Edina’s first performance at the Fringe. Just two works - Fauré’s Requiem in the first half conducted by Jonathan Wright. Rory Wilson was the fine baritone voice for Offertoire and Libera me, with Aileen Boyle, soprano, singing a beautifully clear Pie Jesu.

There were thirteen members of the choir, including Jonathan Wright who conducted the Requiem. The enthusiastic orchestra of sixteen, which altered after the short interval, was accompanied high above at the organ console by Morley Whitehead.

After the interval Rory Wilson took the baton for Vivaldi’s Gloria. We were treated to the soprano voices of Morven Chisholm and Catherine Siddall together for Laudamas te, and Aileen Boyle for Domine Deus. The contralto, Liz Fuggle, sang Domine Deus, Agnus Dei and the mezzo-soprano, Jenny Rice-Jones, was the final soloist in Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris.

The Scottish chamber choir Coro Edina was founded by friends in 2008 with the purpose of exploring and performing the best in choral music. They have set themselves a very high standard and deserved every moment of the heart-felt applause at the end of their first Fringe success.

Event: Thursday 11 August 2011 at 7.30pm