Service To Mark The Beginning Of The Law Year: 10th October 2022

IOW Cantata Choir was invited by the Isle of Wight High Sheriff 2022, Kay Marriott, to participate in the Service To Mark The Beginning Of The Law Year Of The Isle Of Wight Courts 2022/23.

The Service took place on Monday 10th October 2022, at Newport Minster.

From the Middle Ages judges have sat at Assizes, and it was the High Sheriff’s duty to protect the judges and to arrange these Assizes Services.

The Legal Year starts in October and is traditionally recognised by a ceremonial procession of legal representatives and dignitaries, culminating in a church service, to demonstrate that they represent the power and authority of the Crown.

In continuing the traditional procession and service, it emphasises the importance of upholding the Law for the well-being of the community.

Musical Director Rachel Tweddle conducted IOW Cantata Choir in Hubert Parry’s anthem ‘I Was Glad’, with Douglas Potts as organ accompanist.

IOW Cantata Choir and Ryde School Choir also sang John Rutter’s anthem ‘The Lord Bless You And Keep You’.

Concert: 26th November 2022: Handel’s Messiah

Autumn Concert 2022

Time & Date: 7pm  Saturday 26th November 2022

Venue: Medina Theatre, Fairlee Road, Newport PO30 2EW

 Messiah    George F. Handel

Poster: 26th November 2022 Concert

Composer Profile & Programme Notes: Messiah

Soloist Profiles: 

Soprano: Siân Roberts        Mezzo Soprano: Samantha Lewis

Tenor: Jack Parry        Baritone: Jon Stainsby

For our Autumn 2022 Concert, we perform George Frideric Handel’s best-known work, Messiah. 

This large-scale oratorio, composed within 24 days and first performed in 1742, is an immense blending of musical textures.

The many and varied choruses and solos are in equal measure; bold and triumphant, serene, harmonious and melodic, joyous and profound.

It is one of the most enduring works of all time, with the rousing Hallelujah Chorus being one of the most famous and well-loved within the Baroque music genre.

Congratulations to Tenor Choir Member Rob Jones: Awarded the British Empire Medal

Congratulations to fellow Tenor Choir Member, Rob Jones, on his award of the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours.

‘BEM are awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community that has made a significant difference’.

Congratulations to Rob on an outstanding achievement and deserved recognition.

Article: Isle of Wight County Press