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Step in number 1 - Christopher Steele for Bob Chilcott St John Passion

Already booked for Bob Chilcott's St John Passion in Lancaster on Saturday 28 March, Christopher Steele stepped in the following day to sing in the Wells Cathedral performance the following day: “Our special thanks to tenor Christopher Steele who stepped in at 24 hours notice. He sang the Evangelist in Lancaster on Saturday, then drove to Wells to sing it for us. "He was excellent. A top tenor" said Bob"

Seen and Heard International reviewed the concert: "Special mention must be made of tenor, Christopher Steele. He was a late replacement when the scheduled singer was obliged to withdraw at very short notice due to illness. The Evangelist’s role in this work is a big one and there can’t yet be that many tenors who know the part. Fortunately, Steele had been singing the role in a performance the previous night in Lancaster. On the Sunday morning he drove down to Wells – a distance of over 200 miles – to save the day. I doubt he would have had time for much, if any, rehearsal with Matthew Owens but he seemed to me to fit seamlessly into the performance. More than that, he sang extremely well and put the words over with conviction"

Posted on April 9th 2015