Congleton Choral Society at Congleton Town Hall
On 14th July, Congleton Choral Society performed its last concert of the season in Congleton Town Hall.
It was an extraordinary evening of music evoking extremes of emotion from intensely disturbing to totally uplifting, and serene calmness.
The works performed were two masses in modern settings —Eternal Light by Howard Goodall and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. These were aptly timed to coincide with the centenary of the end of WWI. They were cleverly integrated within the framework of the traditional Catholic requiem mass in Latin and appropriately chosen poems in English to describe the horrors of war; the aftermath focusing on comforting the bereaved as they coped with the unbearable loss of loved ones instead of preparing for life in the hereafter.
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