Choral Workshop and Informal Concert 2007 directed by Stephen Threlfall
Type: Choral Workshop
Date: Saturday 23 June 2007


Music Director: Stephen Threlfall
Piano: Peter Adcock
Soprano: Sara Lian Owen


Edvard Grieg Ave Maris Stella

Three Grieg Songs:
Det Første Møde (The First Meeting)
Ein Traum (A Dream)
Tak for dit Råd (Thanks for thy Hand)

Performed by Sara Lian Owen accompanied by Brenda Blewett

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mass in C minor


It was the turn of the amateurs on the Saturday with over 120 singers attending an all day Choral Workshop conducted by Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music at Chetham’s School. By dint of expertise, energy, enthusiasm and sheer force of personality he coaxed a very creditable performance from the singers of Grieg’s Ave Maris Stella and selected choruses from Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C Minor. It was with some sense of achievement that the choir finished the performance with the fiendishly difficult eight-part chorus Osanna in excelsis. An added bonus was the beautiful singing of soprano Sara Lian Owen, former pupil of Chetham’s School. She performed the soprano solo items in the Mass, which Mozart had composed for his wife Constanze, including the stunning Et Incarnatus Est, as well as demonstrating her versatility with three Grieg songs. All those taking part in the workshop had agreed it had been a hugely enjoyable and educational day of music making.

Enid Hayles

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.