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November 15, 2018

The eve of Armistice Sunday: an appropriate choice for a performance of Britten's War Requiem, says concert reviewer M N Woodroffe.

The eve of Armistice Sunday, Saturday 10th November, was the appropriate choice for a performance of the War Requiem of Benjamin Britten, given by Thames Philharmonic Choir and Thames Festival Orchestra under the direction of John Bate with Benjamin Costello as assistant conductor directing the separate chamber ensemble. Tiffin School trained th...

June 11, 2018

It was with great pleasure and anticipation that we gathered on Saturday 9th June at All Saints’ Parish Church, Kingston for the concert to be given by Thames Philharmonic: the choir, accompanied and enriched on the organ by Stephen Disley; the whole directed of course by John Bate.

The first part of the evening was a miscellany of music: the choir beginning with the haunting Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré. This performance was a joy to listen to, with its warm tones and f...

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