Sunday, July 01, 2007

Clara's Farewell Concert

Quiz: Which sister teaches preschoolers?

I was in Leamington yesterday evening for a concert by the St. Michael's Singers, featuring music by Purcell, Handel, Elgar, Parry and several others. Clara has been singing alongside her sister Mary in the choir's alto section since September, and yesterday's concert was her last. With the choir, she's sung Mendelssohn's Elijah in Coventry Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral (with the Parliamentary Choir), and other concerts at Coventry Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, and St. Andrew's Church in Rugby. Yesterday's concert was at Holy Trinity Church in Leamington Spa, founded 160 years ago as a "proprietary chapel"—an evangelical chapel outside diocesan control and funded entirely by the support of donors.

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