Opinion

Editorial, June: Enamoured with Santa Cecilia’s pro chorus; not enamoured with timings of news

- 2 June 2014

If you read my article in the May issue about Sir Antonio Pappano’s Roman band, the orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, you may have detected a hint of enthusiasm, particularly about its sister symphonic chorus. What makes the choir special, and a rare luxury, is that it is made up of professional singers. Don’t get me wrong, we have some marvellous symphonic choruses in this country populated by amateur singers, as well as some excellent professional chamber groups.

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