Woking’s Epworth Choir presented Opera! – an evening of popular Choruses and Arias, at the HG Wells Centre, Woking, on Saturday 13th October, 2012. This ‘Evening at the Opera’ was conducted by Matthew Willis and accompanied by the Chameleon Arts Orchestra. The concert featured solo performances by International Opera Singers, Susan Young, soprano and Sean Ruane, Tenor. Music from the world of opera included Madam Butterfly, Humming Chorus; Turandot, Nessun Dorma & Finalé; Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Suite from Carmen; La Traviata, Brindisi and many more!
The concert supported the vital work of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and a Retiring Collection raised the magnificent sum of £1004.
“A Brilliant performance by the choir, orchestra and soloists – enjoyed every moment. Congratulations to the Conductor, Matthew Willis for such a wonderful Night at the Opera!’”
“The soloists were wonderful, not just for their lovely voices but for their obvious rapport with the choir, the conductor and each other. The Finale was an absolute triumph!”
“A thoroughly enjoyable evening. The choir was in great voice and great spirits – they surmounted the ‘language’ challenges magnificently and, as ever, their timing was perfect!”
“What an excellent evening – we all loved it and are very much looking forward to Epworth Choir’s next concert!”