TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS

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PAST EVENTS

Cheltenham Music Festival 2021

3 JULY

Programme: 

Two settings of poems by Ernst Viktor Knape:
Jean Sibelius Män från slätten och havet (Men from plain and sea)
Einojuhani Rautavaara Sommarnatten (The summer night)
Arnold Bax Five Greek Folksongs

Alex Freeman Calle sin nombre (Street with no name) (UK premiere)

Undine Smith Moore We shall walk through the valley in peace

Matthew Whittall Songs of Travel (World premiere)

In the Footsteps of Hubert Parry

HIGHNAM PARISH CHURCH

CHURCH OF ST GREGORY THE GREAT, CHELTENHAM

We are immensely proud to have been Ensemble in Residence at the 2021 Cheltenham Music Festival.

George Parris led a guided tour of the Highnam Estate, once home to the composer Hubert Parry.

5 JULY

Classical Mixtape

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

In the glorious setting of Gloucester Cathedral we performed alongside cellist Clare O'Connell and trumpeter Aaron Diaz and gave the world premiere of Lillie Harris's 'The Dusk of Thee'.

6-9 JULY

Composer Academy 

We worked alongside composer Daniel Kidane bringing new works by six early-career composers to life. The week ended with six world premiere performances in the Pittville Pump Room as part of the Composium event.

Aileen Sweeney            Canntaireachd

Electra Perivolaris           If this island...
Will Harmer                       Loneliness
Claire Victoria Roberts   Interlude
James Batty                     Waneth the watch, the weaker ones dwell
Michele Deiana               A new centre

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KINGS PLACE

3 JUNE

Programme

Elgar

Sibelius

 

   

Elgar    

Sibelius     

Elgar  

      
Sibelius     

 

Elgar          
 

Sibelius     
 

Whittall     

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RICHMOND CONCERT SOCIETY &

ST JAMES CHURCH,

          CHIPPING CAMPDEN

Programme

Edward Elgar

Frederick Delius

Jean Sibelius

Leevi Madetoja

John Ireland

Rued Langaard

Edward Elgar

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Arvo Pärt

George Parris

Ross Edwards

The Shower & The Fountain

On Craig Ddu

Sydämeni laulu (Song of my heart)

Onnelliset (The Happy Ones) 

Spring, the sweet Spring

Lokkende Toner (Enticing tones) 

Owls & O wild west wind! 

Silence and music

The Deer's Cry

Now welcome somer

Sacred kingfisher psalms

HELSINKI

Saturday 22nd Feburary 2020

Sibelius Academy Concert Hall

 

My love dwelt in a northern land

Min rastas raataa (What the thrush toils)

Män från slätten och havet (Men from plain and sea)       Evening Scene

The Fountain

Rakastava (The lover)

Love
Serenade 
Sortunut ääni (The broken voice)
Saarella palaa (Fire on the island)
Owls (An Epitaph)
O Wild west wind!
Sydämeni laulu (Song of my heart)
Venematka (The boat journey)
Lauantaisauna (Saturday sauna)

Songs of Travel

4 JULY

 

PAST PROGRAMMES

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PROGRAMME:

Icelandic Hymn                                         Heyr, himna smiður (Hear, smith of the heavens)
Edvard Grieg                                               Hvad est du dog skjøn (How fair thou art)
Wilhelm Stenhammar                            September
Jean Sibelius                                             Rakastava (The Lover)
Kaija Saariaho                                          Nuits, Adieux (Nights, Farewell)

David Wikander                                       Förvårskväll (Spring evening)   
Matthew Whittall                                    Lauantaisauna (Saturday sauna)                 
Per Nørgård                                              Maya Danser (Maya Dances)

Arr. Ørjan Matre                                       Halleluja, vår strid er endt (Halleluja, our struggle ends
Karin Rehnqvist                                      I himmelen (In Heaven's hall)

Premiered in 2018 at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

   Subsequent performances at:

   Cheltenham Music Festival 

   Swedish Church in London

   St Mary's, Warwick

   (July 2019)

TWELFTH
NIGHT

PROGRAMME

Samuel Barber                                    Twelfth Night

Walter Lambe                                  Nesciens Mater

Herbert Howells                       Here is a Little Door

                                                               Sing Lullaby

                                                          A spotless rose

Nicholas Ludford                    Ave Cujus Conceptio

Francis Poulenc                            Un Soir de Neige

Per Nørgård                                         Winter Hymn

Robert White                   Christie qui lux es et dies 

Gustav Mahler        Um mitternacht (arr. Gottwald)

Peter Warlock                          The Rich Cavalcade

                                                       Bethlehem Down

Sergei Rachmaninov                   Bogoroditse Devo

London & Warwick

January 2019

Commemorating the centenary of Hubert Parry's death and the end of the First World War.

Eternal Be The Sleep

PROGRAMME:

Ivor Gurney                Since I believe in God the Father Almighty

C. Hubert H. Parry     Sorrow and pain

Cecilia McDowall       I know that my redeemer liveth

C. Hubert H. Parry     Love is a sickness

Edward Elgar              They are at rest

Herbert Howells        Psalm 121
                                     Requiem aeternam (2)

Gustav Holst               
Nunc Dimittis

                                 ~

C. Hubert H. Parry     Songs of Farewell

In Memoriam

A special Remembrance Day concert in aid of

St Martin's Church Fabric Fund, the Royal British Legion, and Armed Forces Charity SSAFA.

Music included Parry's Songs of Farewell,

Howells Requiem, Jackson's Justorum Animae,

and Pearsall's Lay A Garland.

Barcheston, Warwickshire

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER, 2018

A special performance of Hubert Parry's poignant Songs of Farewell and other British choral works to mark the release of our new disc for BBC Music Magazine.

CD LAUNCH

ST. PAUL'S KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON

5th OCTOBER 2018

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Performed at Cheltenham Music Festival (July 2018), St. Peter's Bournemouth (October 2018), Music at Pinner (November 2018) 

PROGRAMME:

Edward Elgar                There is Sweet Music
Johannes Ockeghem   Kyrie from Missa Prolationum
Johannes Brahms        Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram
Josquin Des Prez          Inviolata integra es
Guillaume Dufay         Nuper rosarum flores
György Ligeti                Lux aeterna
Arvo Pärt                      Nunc Dimittis

Per Nørgård                 Maya Danser (Maya Dances)
Benjamin Britten        Hymn to St Cecilia

The choir returned to Chipping Campden for a programme inspired by music's close connection to mathematics, including a piece supposedly written to reflect the proportions of Brunelleschi’s Duomo in Florence.

MUSIC'S MEASURE

PROGRAMME:

Icelandic hymn                Heyr, himna smiður

C. Hubert H. Parry          There is an old belief
Wilhelm Stenhammar    September

Leevi Madetoja                Kevätunta

                                          (Dreaming of Spring)

C. Hubert H. Parry          Never weather-beaten sail

Edvard Grieg                Ved Rondane (At Rondane)
Percy Grainger            A Song of Värmeland
Frederick Delius         The splendour falls on castle walls
arr. Eyvind Alnaes      Jeg lagde mig så sildig

                                        (I lay down so late)
Toivo Kuula                 Nuku (Sleep)
 
Ina Boyle                    Gaelic Hymns

Arnold Bax                  This Worldes Joie

The Celtic North

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The 'Celtic North' - a term used by the composer and poet Sir Arnold Bax in a radio interview of 1932 - refers to the atmosphere evoked by the landscapes of Ireland's Western seaboard, the Scottish Highlands, and parts of Fennoscandia which, for some at the turn of the twentieth century, proved inescapable.

27th APR

2018