A Brentwood Cathedral Concert was held on the 12th March 2016. The choirs, orchestra and soloists performed two works: Extracts from Handel's 'Messiah', probably the most universally known and most loved Christian Oratorio of all time, and 'The Passion of Our Lord According to Saint Mark', a work written by Charles Wood. Although the latter work is obviously much less known and less performed than 'Messiah', many feel it deserves higher ranking in the Christian Church repertoire.
Extracts from the Messiah were conducted by Joanathan Schranz, the Conductor of the Brentwood Choral Society. The St Mark's Passion was conducted by Bruce Pennick, the long term conductor of the Ingatestone Choral Society and former Chairman of the Essex Musical Association Profiles of Handel and Charles Wood and the two conductors can be accessed through links on the menu bar below, as well as short pieces on the background to the two works which were performed.The poster published before the event is included as a reference below.
Pictures taken at the event by Graham Hillman are included on a display page. (Graham is Brentwood Cathedral's Webmaster and Photographer.)