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Polymnia Choral Concert

Grand Tour of Europe

Add to my Calendar 01-04-2017 19:45 01-04-2017 21:45 36 Polymnia Choral Concert Polymnia is Milton Keynes’ premier chamber choir. For their recent 10th anniversary, Polymnia staged a spectacular Charity Gala Concert with Lesley Garrett, who described them as “one of the best choirs I have ever sung with”. They have sung at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at King's College Cambridge, and have toured Spain, Italy and Croatia.   For their Grand Tour of Europe concert at the Bunyan Meeting Church on April 1st they present a sparkling programme of European musical delights, including choral music and songs for solo voice from France, Germany, Italy and Britain, as well as more exotic sounds from distant countries such as Russia, Norway and Latvia. Music will include the Four Russian Peasant songs by Stravinsky, alongside the Trois Chansons by Debussy and choruses by Brahms inspired by folk music. Scandinavia is represented by the Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds, whose Stars incorporates the ethereal, shimmering sounds of tuned wine glasses, and the Norwegian Ola Gjeilo, whose celebrated composition Ubi Caritas is heard with the composer's improvised piano accompaniment. From Britain comes music by the 17th century composer Robert Ramsey, and traditional music from Scotland. Further musical treasures from Slovenia, Albania and Lichtenstein complete the programme. Bunyan Meeting Church, Bedford DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Bunyan Meeting Church
Mill Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3EU
England


Programme

Robert RamseySleep Fleshly Birth
Ola GjeiloUbi Caritas
Johannes Brahms6 Lieder and Romances, Op.93a
Igor Stravinsky4 Russian Songs
Eriks EsenvaldsStars
Eriks EsenvaldsOnly in Sleep
Claude Debussy3 Chansons de Charles d'Orléans, L.92
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger3 Geistliche Gesänge, Op.69: Abendlied

Performers

John Byron – conductor

Polymnia

Programme Note

Polymnia is Milton Keynes’ premier chamber choir. For their recent 10th anniversary, Polymnia staged a spectacular Charity Gala Concert with Lesley Garrett, who described them as “one of the best choirs I have ever sung with”. They have sung at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at King's College Cambridge, and have toured Spain, Italy and Croatia.

 

For their Grand Tour of Europe concert at the Bunyan Meeting Church on April 1st they present a sparkling programme of European musical delights, including choral music and songs for solo voice from France, Germany, Italy and Britain, as well as more exotic sounds from distant countries such as Russia, Norway and Latvia.

Music will include the Four Russian Peasant songs by Stravinsky, alongside the Trois Chansons by Debussy and choruses by Brahms inspired by folk music. Scandinavia is represented by the Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds, whose Stars incorporates the ethereal, shimmering sounds of tuned wine glasses, and the Norwegian Ola Gjeilo, whose celebrated composition Ubi Caritas is heard with the composer's improvised piano accompaniment. From Britain comes music by the 17th century composer Robert Ramsey, and traditional music from Scotland. Further musical treasures from Slovenia, Albania and Lichtenstein complete the programme.

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