The Eagle Choir returned to the lovely St Mary’s Church in Buckden on Saturday 9th November, at the invitation of the Royal British Legion, where they performed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem as part of their Remembrance Day celebrations. All profits from the concert went to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
The Requiem is a hauntingly beautiful and solemn piece with occasional joyous theatrical bursts. This was a challenge for the choir but they rose well to the occasion and the capacity audience seemed to enjoy it. Directed by Musical Director, Harry Bagnall, they were also joined by talented soloists Eve McGrath (soprano), Rhys Bowden (tenor) and Bedford Preparatory School pupil Fraser Morgan (treble). The choir was accompanied by Felicity Gibson (cello), Ian Runnells (organ), Andrew Longland Meach (synthesizer), Russell Gilmour (trumpet), and Joseph Young (percussion). Also included in the evening’s program were Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre, Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium) by Ola Gjello and Spiegel im Speigel by Arvo Part.
The choir is happy to perform at other local churches or in aid of local charities. The next planned concert will be back in Bedford School when they will be holding their Christmas concert in the Bedford School Chapel on Thursday 12th December 2019. They are always looking for new members so if you require further details about joining the choir, or booking them to sing, please contact their Musical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org