On a warm evening on July 6th the concert in the Court House ballroom by Divertimento attracted a large and appreciative audience.
Called ‘The Full English’ the evening’s entertainment featured a wide variety of English music including familiar works from Elgar, Britten, Tallis and Purcell, with some humorous original arrangements of nursery rhymes and songs by The Beatles and Noel Coward.
The close harmony singing was complemented by some fine solo performances by Paul Joseph (violin) and Nick Wolff (clarinet) accompanied by Adrian Moore on piano.
Sustained applause at the end of the performance led to a beautiful encore of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, a sensitively-performed perfect end to a delightful evening.
‘Divertimento , Music for Voices’, based in Leamington, have established a national reputation under Musical Director Sheila Koch.
This is the third year they have performed in the Warwick Court House ballroom. We hope to see them again.
On October 7th they will be hosting their third ‘Festival of Voices’ at Warwick Hall, Warwick School, showcasing vocal talent from around Warwickshire.