A joyous evening
After an absence of 2 years due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation we were delighted that Collegium Musicum could offer their traditional Christmas Concert once again. However, the occasion was tinged with great sadness and emotions for the members due to the passing in September of their dear Annemarie Philipps who had been their Musical Director for almost 30 years.
The performance was on 12th December in the IPV Hotel & Spa in Fuengirola. The Hall was organised in a “socially distanced” order and it soon became a full house with the audience waiting with anticipation.
Delyth Bressington has taken over the baton and the audience responded with a standing ovation after enjoying a miscellaneous programme given by 40 voices accompanied by the orchestra.
The evening was a musical journey heading northwards to Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea that began with the Prince of Denmark’s March by Jeremiah Clarke. Santa Lucia was fittingly performed, its being Santa Lucia day on the 13th December. The many carols that followed were from all the Nordic countries, followed with a few movements from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg and the Snowman by Howard Blake. The concert concluded with Delyth Bressington encouraging everyone to join in with the traditional singing in English, Spanish & German of Silent Night.
It was truly a joyous evening! It is obvious noticeable that the Choir and Orchestra will continue to blossom under new leadership of Delyth and her team. Many congratulations!!
At the beginning of May there will be a celebration of Annemarie’s life by performing Mozart’s Requiem in 2 special memorial concerts – on May 1st in Marbella and on May 8th in Fuengirola. Further details will be published in the spring on their website, and new members are always welcome – www.colmus.org.