Sat 25 Jan - Come and Sing
Come-and-sing Modern Classics in Holy Apostles Church, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.
For this year's come-and-sing day, join us as we explore four large-scale unaccompanied works from the last hundred years.
The earliest of these is Mater Ora Filium by Arnold Bax, a double-choir anthem for Epiphany, heavily influenced by Tudor polyphony. We follow that with Hymn to St Cecilia by Benjamin Britten, dedicated to the patron saint of music and tying together three poems by W.H.Auden.
Following that, we move to one of our favourite pieces: My Beloved Spake by John Sanders, a joyful work for double choir by a renowned Gloucestershire composer, full of rhythmic energy and scrunchy harmonies. We finish with Hymn to the Creator of Light by John Rutter, written for the dedication of the Herbert Howells memorial window in Gloucester Cathedral in 1992.
The day will be led by our award-winning musical director, Ben Sawyer, with all of us on hand to make you feel welcome. There will be tea, coffee and cake, with plenty of good musicianship and laughter.
Doors open for the workshop at 9.40am, for a 10am start. The workshop lasts until 4pm and our day with these pieces will finish off with a free performance at 4.30pm for your family and friends.
Tickets cost £25 (£12.50 student). Advance sales have now closed, but there are still a few remaining spaces for sopranos, tenors and basses - come along and pay at the door.
Sat 7 Mar - Worcester
We are delighted to be collaborating in this concert with violins, cornetts and sackbuts from Worcestershire Early Music.
The concert will include a reflective first half – de Padilla’s Missa Ego flos campi, Gesualdo O vos omnes, Schütz Selig sind die Toten – and finishing with Monteverdi’s glorious Beatus Vir.
In the second half there’s more Monteverdi and Schütz plus Giovanni Gabrieli’s Jubilate Deo and In Ecclesiis, after which the concert is named.
Tickets cost £13 in advance (£15 on the door) and are free for students. They are available online from our TicketTailor shop, in person from Worcester Live, Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, or by telephone on 01905 611427.
Please note that this concert is in St. Martin's Church on London Road, WR5 2ED.
18-19 Apr - St Davids
We are delighted to be singing services at Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi - St. Davids Cathedral.
Sat 4 Jul - Ledbury
A 7.30pm concert in Ledbury Parish Church, St Michael and All Angels, Ledbury.