Audiences for the Barbara Walton Singers can always anticipate a pleasurable evening, but for me,
the recital at St. Paul's Church exceeded all expectations, with superb balance and quality.
The programme started with sacred music ranging from the almost unknown Batten to the familiar Stanford, Mendelssohn,
and, of course, Elgar. These included well-sung duets and quartets. It was noticeable that although the men were
relatively few, they still maintained a good balance.
After the interval came a variety of secular works with choruses from opera, marches, a well-sung duet, and Brooke's moving poem 1914, first read and then sung. The well-designed programme also included an opportunity for the audience to join in the last two choral pieces.
Reader John Leigh's review, published in the Sentinel, 26th October, 2007