Our concert on 10 March featured the very successful premiere of the Missa Fidelis by our conductor Lloyd Buck. Having written the original version while still at school, Lloyd had more recently felt that he would like to return to the work and revise it. Encouraged by the Barnby Choir’s interest in performing the Mass, he completed the necessary revision in 2017, enabling us to perform the definitive version as the concluding work in our spring programme. At the end of the concert, to mark the occasion, Barnby Chairman Dave Tonks presented Lloyd with a bound volume of the score as a gift from the Choir.
Earlier in the evening we performed the Bach cantata Bringet dem Herrn and Mozart’s Mass in C. We were joined for the concert by a quartet of excellent soloists – Hannah Boxall, soprano; Rhiain Taylor, mezzo-soprano; Sebastian Maclaine, tenor; Thomas Hopkinson, bass – as well as Graham Eccles on organ and the accomplished musicians of Musica Nova, leader Jem Bradley. Our thanks to all of them for their outstanding contribution to a unique occasion, and of course to our loyal and enthusiastic audience.
Lloyd receiving his presentation from Chairman Dave Tonks Photo courtesy of Chris Baker