I get the impression that people think choral societies are very serious organisations 😉. If you’d been at rehearsal last night, those illusions would have been shattered. Our wonderful musical director was inspiring and hysterically funny in equal measures, fine-tuning the breathtaking drama of Elijah by making us imagine it as an opera. We had particular fun being bullish, Baal-loving hordes and dreaming up ways to keep our audience on the edge of their (electrified?) seats.
We will be performing Elijah twice, first in Halifax and then at Snape Maltings, both times with Ipswich Choral Society. This is a unique opportunity to hear the oldest choral society in the world and the second-oldest choral society in Great Britain singing together. It really will be electrifying.