In June 2020, during the coronavirus lock-down, our Music Director Darius Battiwalla produced brass arrangements of some movements from Handel’s Messiah that hadn’t up to then been arranged for brass band accompaniment. He did this in preparation for our performance of Messiah with the world-famous Black Dyke Band, originally scheduled for 2020 but which had to be postponed until April 2022.
We are proud of our recordings, which we hope capture the joy we experienced in making them. All were rewarding collaborations with a range of talented and passionate musicians. Buying one or more of our recordings is a splendid way of supporting the Chorus. Happy listening!
You may also be interested in purchasing books about the Chorus. Dr Bill Smyllie’s history of the Chorus was written to celebrate our 75th anniversary, while Dr Chris Wiltshire’s compilation of young soprano May Midgley’s letters provides a unique and lively insight into the choir’s world tour of 1911.