On Saturday 13th May 2017
at St. George's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham, echo
presented a concert based around the theme of Innocence. It formed the choir's second performance as a new ensemble, and featured music exploring purity and corruption, from Biblical ideas of original sin, childhood and the innocence of sleep, through to the inevitability of the end of innocence.
The concert included music from the 12th century to the present day, featuring Herbert Howells 'Requiem' at its centre, alongside works by Purcell and Skempton, vocal improvisation and traditional folk songs from England and America.
In keeping with the concerts theme, a retiring collection in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital was arranged, for which we raised over £140.