News & Reviews

Review – 14th April 2018 Concert: Verdi Requiem

AN EXCITING AND SPIRITED PERFORMANCE OF VERDI'S REQUIEM Medina Theatre saw some splendid music-making on Saturday 14th April when the Isle of WightCantata Choir performed Verdi's Requiem with a 50 strong orchestra and 4 young professional soloists under the confident...

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Review – 7th October 2017 Concert: Todd & Chilcott

Cantata Choir - Chilcott “Little Jazz Mass” & Todd “Mass in Blue” Garfield Road Methodist Church, 7th October 2017 The first half of the concert featured Bob Chilcott"s “Little Jazz Mass” The Southern jazz influences can be heard throughout with crunching,...

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Review – 7th May 2017 Big Sing Event

On Sunday 7th May members of the choir travelled up to the Royal Albert Hall to join 1,500 other singers to perform the Mozart Requiem to a packed out concert hall. The trip was part of the 60th year celebrations of the choir. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and are...

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Review – 1st April 2017 Concert: Dvorak Stabat Mater

Cantata Choir’s Return to Dvorák It’s been 32 years since the Isle of Wight Cantata Choir performed Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, when the group was still in its early years. Indeed, some of its singers still remember the first time they approached this magnificent work,...

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Comments – November 2016 Concert

There has been a great reaction to our concert last Saturday, a performance of  Faure's Requiem and Carr's Requiem for an Angel. Here are some of the comments from Twitter and Facebook Moving and uplifting performance of Requiem for an Angel tonight. Was in...

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Review – 8th October 2016 Singing Workshop: Will Todd

One of the UK’s leading contemporary composers, Will Todd, visited the Island last Saturday, 8th October, to hold a workshop for choral singers at St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor. The event, which had been organised by the Isle of Wight Cantata Choir, was well attended...

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Review – April 2016 Concert: Brahms Requiem

A GERMAN REQUIEM IN NEWPORT It is, unbelievably, twenty years since the bitter Britpop battle between Blur and Oasis. But 150 years ago, a similar head-to-head was taking place in Vienna: Brahms -v- Wagner...and Brahms's German Requiem took it to a new level. Brahms...

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