February 27, 2018 10:30:42 AM
Choral Society worth our support
The Columbus Choral Society has given our city a number of memorable concerts. But their Feb. 24 presentation of Gabriel Faure's Requiem Mass is now a landmark of beauty.
The star of the night was Richard Elliott, the main organist at the Mormon Tabernacle, another landmark. You could tell he was a gracious guest, and First Baptist's high-powered organ served him well.
But we also take pride in our Columbus musicians conducted by Alisa Toy. There was the chorus of 52 people smoothly singing Faure's serene music. There were our soloists, Royal Toy and Mollie Phillips. And then there was the highlight of the concert: the chorus singing, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts" while Lucy Sandifer played the violin accompaniment: unforgettable.
The Columbus Choral Society and their musicians join MUW's varied concerts and Columbus Sings Messiah as proof that our city can deliver immortal music -- with everyone welcome.
The next CCS concert is at 2 p.m. on Mother's Day, May 13, at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. This group is worth our attendance and support.
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