Ensemble play with poise and elegance

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

By Lizzie Perring Warwickshire’s Oriflamme Chamber Ensemble, under the musical direction of Antoine Mitchell, gave an engaging performance of Haydn and Brahms this weekend in support of the Lord Mayor of Warwick’s Charity. The audience at the Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick included a “chain gang” of local mayors and mayoresses. This annual charity concert took on added poignancy due to the sudden loss of much-loved local musician Rita Dawkins, leaving an empty seat among Oriflamme’s first violins. A tribute from the Mayor of Coventry highlighted Rita’s tireless work for the Charles Barratt Foundation, supporting young people in Coventry to achieve...

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