It ended all too soon!

by Morris Bishop
(San Pedro de Alcantara)

Annemarie and the four Soloists

Annemarie and the four Soloists

I know this is not a restaurant review but I thought you would like to read it MB

The charity concert, to benefit Concordia, given by the Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol with the Camerata singers in the Iglesia de la Encarnacion Marbella on 29th May, focused on works from the latter half of the 18th century when Vienna became the creative hub of much of the innovative development to music composition that we recognise today. The format of the modern symphony dates back to this era, and was in a great part dictated by popular demand rather than at the behest of the church or noble patronage. Joseph Haydn, that most prodigious of composers, and Amadeus Mozart were two of leading lights in this evolution, but it is to his father, Leopold Mozart, that we turn to for the opening piece of this event. The second movement from his Trumpet Concerto featuring soloist Angel San Bartolome who’s rendition was received with much approval from the full ’to bursting’ House

Antonio Salieri was a contemporary of Mozart who’s works had to a great extent been dropped from the repertoire until the screening of ‘Amadeus’ where he was fictitiously portrayed as the poisoner of Mozart’ His requiem is a massive choral work to take on but both orchestra and choir
and the four soloists of Louise Wayman Soprano, Natalie Sinnott Mezzo-soprano, Alberto Sousa tenor, and Ryan Hugh Ross Bass, all of whom’s performances were faultless and musically quite beautiful.

Nicholas Harcourt-Smith was the oboist in Hummel’s Introduction, Theme & Variations that had the audience mesmerised with his display of dexterity. And then one of my favourites, the Mozart’s Gloria Misa Coronacion with orchestra, Choir and soloists delivering a Joyous and exuberant performance.

The finale was Te Deum (sacred hymn) by Michael. Haydn, the younger brother of F.J Haydn that again got everybody involved to brilliant effect under the proverbial magic wand of the director of music, Annemarie Philips, with arrangements by Delyth Bressington and the voices and instrumentalists numbering some 100, every single one should be extremely proud of their achievement, with a special note to the four voices – very rarely have I ever heard better.

The society are always looking for new instrumentalists and singers to join them - to find out more contact the secretary Driekje Lawson 952775492
Next from Collegium Musicum’s is the Christmas concert - to receive information about this, put your name on their email list. Their web site is
Morris Bishop

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