Below are excerpts from a review of our Jubilee concert at Newport Trinity church on May 26th. 2012, by Ken Sterling, former head of music at The Grove school Market Drayton, and director of Market Drayton Choral Society.

“The choir’s latest concert, in Trinity Church , Newport last Saturday, was a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee …………

In the first half of the evening the choir showed their ability with both the large-scale anthem, ‘I was glad when thy said unto me’ by Hubert Parry and with small-scale madrigals from ‘The Triumph of Oriana’………….

Henry Purcell’s anthem ‘My Heart is Inditing’ is one of his most elaborate compositions. The choir is required to divide into eight parts: no mean feat for a choir of twenty four! It speaks volumes for the Beaumaris Singers that not only did they have the confidence to sing the work but that it was performed so well.

The highlight for me was Vaughan-Williams’s ‘Silence and Music,’ sung with complete confidence and with a mastery of pitch and dynamics which was truly impressive.”