Press article issued 14th March 2016
"Questors Choir – Beethoven’s Vienna and the crème de la crème
Questors Choir's Spring concert on Saturday night in St Martin’s Church, West Acton echoed to the choral harmonies that Beethoven would have heard in 19th century Vienna. We heard works by Salieri, Mozart, Haydn, Hummel, Schubert and of course Beethoven. The audience also welcomed soloist Anastasiia Golovina. This young Ukranian singer had joined the choir when she lived in Ealing some years ago, and has since gone on to study at the Guildhall College of Music and Drama. As musical director Philip Norman commented, she has now returned to sing with the choir as one of the “crème de la crème” of sopranos, covering the highest of top notes with easy grace. Anastasiia treated the audience to songs by Schubert, and sang solo in the choir’s rendition of ‘Christ on the Mount of Olives’. Choral and solo pieces were deftly accompanied on piano by Richard Wilkinson. And that’s not all – Norwegian touring choir ‘Young Voices’ conducted by Elin Persson, added a further dimension to the programme. They charmed the audience with their close harmonies in two interludes of traditional and modern song from Norway and around the world.
Questors Choir – Beethoven’s Vienna - was held on Saturday 12th March at St Martin's Church, W3 9SQ. Questors Choir is open to all. Rehearsals are at St Martin’s church hall, Hale Gardens W3 9SQ each Wednesday at 8pm. See www.questorschoir.org.uk"
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