Linsdale Singers in SMSG

Linsdale Singers in SMSG

The Linsdale Singers, conducted by Dennis Pim, are a chamber choir from Leighton Buzzard and what a splendid sound they made!  Starting from under the gallery, the Choir processed to the east end of the church singing a plainsong Introit for the third Sunday in Lent.

Sacred music from the 16th to 20th centuries filled the first half, all unaccompanied and beautifully sung, filling the church with a magnificent warm sound.

Tea, coffee and a feast of cakes were shared at the back of the church as the choir and audience mingled during the interval.

Linsdale Singers in SMSG

Linsdale Singers in SMSG

The second half was a mixture of madrigals, part-songs and folksongs appropriate to the season.  They showed off the choir’s versatility and the arranging skills of their conductor.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion and thanks to the singers for donating all the ticket money to our organ fund.  Together with donations from refreshments there was a total of £248.36.  We look forward to welcoming the Linsdale Singers back soon!

Linsdale Singers Programme 24 Mar 2019

Words and photos by Lesley Salter