There was a good-sized and very appreciative audience last night in the Influence Church, when the a cappella group Apollo5 launched our unusual 2021 season. Unusual, because we don't often feature vocal groups, because we didn't have a 2020 season, and because it's a seven-concert season.
It was a lovely performance: the singers were clearly delighted to be back in front of a live audience, and the audience shared their delight. Were the singers rusty? Not at all: as their programme notes explained, the long quiet months in which they recorded their latest album, Where All Roses Go, gave them a wonderfully creative focus. The quality of last night's singing stayed high, all the way from William Byrd in the 1570s to the gorgeous encore (1983), and then they were off - night train back to London, and performing today at Mont St. Michel in Normandy.
No CDs were on sale - there was no time. But you can order a CD or download of Where All Roses Go by clicking the image above of the disc's cover.
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