Haydn Nelson Mass, Bishopwearmouth Choral Society, Sunderland

Beethoven & Haydn at the Hexham Abbey Festival, Northumberland

Repeating a programme that had come to the North East last Autumn (pictured), Clare McCaldin returned to Northumberland to sing with the Bishopwearmouth Choral Society in a performance of Haydn’s Nelson Mass alongside three colleagues and on a bill that featured a favourite performer from the area, Bradley Creswick, playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

In Sunderland Minster on this occasion, Haydn’s fulsome Te Deum was also on the programme and clearly enjoyed by performers and audience alike under the direction of conductor David Murray.