‘Mozart’s Requiem’, performed by The Stand Sure Orchestra and Choir on Saturday November 13, was a sell-out success. This debut concert for the Pewsey based orchestra brought together over 40 musicians under the baton of Musical Director, Chris Anderson. The orchestra and choir were formed just eight weeks ago.
Chris told Marlborough.news, “It’s been my dream for nearly thirty years to have my own orchestra and choir to perform Mozart’s Requiem and the fact that so many people came along to support it has been amazing. I did not expect such a success.
Following the trying times of Covid and coupled with the Royal British Legion commemorating 100 years of service it felt a fitting piece to perform in memory of those who passed away throughout the pandemic and also as a remembrance for our Armed Forces past and present.
I’m so proud to be bringing music to life in this way in such a great village. I feel like an honorary Pewseyan!”
Held on the eve of Remembrance Day, the concert began with a two-minute silence and ended with encores of Mozart’s ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ and the Overture to ‘The Magic Flute.’
As the final thunderous applause died away a very young member of the audience could be heard to say very clearly – ‘That was amazing!’ which echoed the thoughts of those present.
Following the concert many showed their appreciation on social media. Mike Reeve said, “It was fantastic. Truly moving after the last two years plus Remembrance Day. Does it get any better?”
Elaine Shannon said, “A fabulous evening. Thank you to all involved. The first of many concerts we hope.”
In a completely different style, Stand Sure Orchestra and Choirs will be performing their Christmas Concert, ‘Christmas Crackers’, on Sunday 19 December in the Bouverie Hall, Pewsey at 6pm.Tickets are £10 click here
Stand Sure youth choir will be joining the adult choir and orchestra for an early evening of festive fun. There’s even a prize for the best Christmas jumper.
Chris said, “The concert will be like a Christmas cracker – exciting and fun. It’s not too late if you want to join us to sing or play. The concert is held early on a Sunday evening so that everyone in the family can come along and enjoy it.”
Stand Sure Orchestra and Choirs meet every Sunday at Pewsey Scout Hall. Orchestra 11am – 1pm, Choir 1pm – 3pm, Youth Choir 3pm – 5pm
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