BOSTON Choral Society returned to Old Bolingbroke on Saturday, October 8 with an evening of popular music spanning almost 500 years.
As there is so little live music performed in rural areas, many of the audience travelled from the surrounding villages to attend.
Their Autumn Extravaganza, ranged from Monastery style plain-song through ‘Hallelujah Chorus‘ up to ‘West Side Story’. Everyone enjoyed the humorous setting of the nursery rhyme ‘Old Mother Hubbard’ performed in the style of Handel and not to be left out, the audience actively joined in with the hymn singing and raised the roof with Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. The evening was so successful that the choir was immediately asked to return at a future date.
Due to the bad weather last year which caused many events throughout the county to be cancelled, Boston Choral Society decided that their winter concert would be over the Advent weekend, hopefully before any adverse weather arrives.
‘A Journey into Advent’ is on November 26 at St Peter and St Paul’s, Kirton, with the main work being Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
On November 29 they will return for the 10th successive year to Johnsons Garden Centre, Boston where light seasonal music is guaranteed while the audience partakes of a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.
Their last outing this year is on Thursday, December 22 when members have been invited back to The White Hart, Boston to lead an hour of carol singing. They hope many people will attend this free event as they prepare for Christmas.
After the Christmas break, they have four concerts planned before the summer. Their music ranges from Dvorak to Lloyd-Webber and Cole Porter to Vivaldi.
Boston Choral Society is still open for new members they rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Wyberton Primary School - great fun but hard work.
For more information visit their website at www.bostonchoral.com.
Review by Thorban Osloc.