Look forward to a perfect evening of music with the Danesborough Chorus
Posted on January 12, 2018
Guest post from the Danesborough Chorus.
There's plenty ahead to brighten your spirits after the winter gloom - daffodils, ducklings, daylight and the divine Danesborough Chorus, which will perform its next concert on Saturday 3 March 2018, 7.30 pm, at St Mary's Church, Woburn.
This concert will feature four contrasting choral gems composed by Rheinberger, Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame), Britten and Tippett, taking the audience on a musical journey from the Victorian era to mid 20th century .
There's 'two for the price of one', when the Danesborough divides into two unaccompanied choirs to perform Rheinberger's flowing, melodic Mass in E flat, first published in 1878. Sullivan's dignified Te Deum Laudamus is a thanksgiving anthem written in 1900 to mark the coming end of the Boer War, though it wasn't performed until 1902. Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, one of his most popular choral compositions, has almost local connections, having been commissioned in 1943 for the 50th anniversary of St Matthew's Church in Northampton. Tippett's inspired oratorio A Child of our Time, composed during the Second World War, uses five American spirituals and is reminiscent of Bach's use of chorales in his Passions.
"It will be a perfect evening for those who relish the emotional power of voices singing beautifully in harmony," says the choir's Music Director, Ian Smith, who will conduct the concert, with organ accompaniment by John Witchell. Could any music-lover ask for more?
Tickets for this concert : £20 and £15 (reserved); £10 (unreserved, side aisle); £5 (for under 18-year-olds). Book by phoning 01908 583460, or visit www.danesborough.org.uk for booking form.
Source: Danesborough Chorus
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