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This was another great performance by East Berkshire Operatic Society (EBOS). This sparkling production of Sweet Charity was directed by Phaedra Ashford with a light, tongue-in-cheek touch and an emphasis on character, costume and singing and dancing.
Purcell and Handel were both composers for royal occasions in this country during the Baroque period. This concert opened with Purcell's ode, "Come, Ye Sons of Art" which he composed for the birthday of Queen Mary II in 1694.
Whenever Handel's Messiah is performed, it is always a great event and this evening was no exception. The members of Wokingham Choral Society, under their conductor, Alexander Chaplin, rose to the occasion with some well-rehearsed and beautiful singing.