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Transatlantic Harmonies

Music by Rutter, Barber, Lauridsen and Thompson

Add to my Calendar 17-06-2017 19:30 17-06-2017 21:30 36 Transatlantic Harmonies This concert brings together some of the finest choral and orchestral music of the past century. There'll be Randall Thompson's haunting unaccompanied 'Alleluia' - one of America's most-loved and most-performed choral pieces; and Morten Lauridsen's great and emotionally-charged choral work, 'Lux Aeterna', which was inspired by the death of the composer's mother. Enjoy Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' - a work of reflective profundity that has the same sense of national identity in the USA that 'Nimrod' from Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' has on this side of the Atlantic. This concert also features John Rutter's 'Requiem' - which the composer views as his most personal masterpiece and which has become the most-performed work of this prolific and admired English choral composer.Guildford Choral, an auditioned choir, will perform these pieces, with the South’s leading professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica under the baton of their esteemed Musical Director Jonathan Willcocks. This concert also sees the welcome return of the popular Belgian soprano soloist Charlotte Schoeters. It is sure to be an evening for Guildford concert-goers to savour.Obtain your tickets from Guildford's Tourist Information Centre: www.visitguildford.com, or phone 01483 444334. Alternatively email boxoffice@guildfordchoral.org or call 01483 272191. Guildford Cathedral, Guildford DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7UP
England


Programme

John RutterRequiem
Randall ThompsonAlleluia
Morten LauridsenLux Aeterna (1997)
Samuel BarberAdagio for Strings, Op.11

Performers

Charlotte Schoeters – soprano

Guildford Choral Society
Southern Pro Musica

Programme Note

This concert brings together some of the finest choral and orchestral music of the past century. There'll be Randall Thompson's haunting unaccompanied 'Alleluia' - one of America's most-loved and most-performed choral pieces; and Morten Lauridsen's great and emotionally-charged choral work, 'Lux Aeterna', which was inspired by the death of the composer's mother. Enjoy Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' - a work of reflective profundity that has the same sense of national identity in the USA that 'Nimrod' from Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' has on this side of the Atlantic. This concert also features John Rutter's 'Requiem' - which the composer views as his most personal masterpiece and which has become the most-performed work of this prolific and admired English choral composer.
Guildford Choral, an auditioned choir, will perform these pieces, with the South’s leading professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica under the baton of their esteemed Musical Director Jonathan Willcocks. This concert also sees the welcome return of the popular Belgian soprano soloist Charlotte Schoeters. It is sure to be an evening for Guildford concert-goers to savour.
Obtain your tickets from Guildford's Tourist Information Centre: www.visitguildford.com, or phone 01483 444334. Alternatively email boxoffice@guildfordchoral.org or call 01483 272191.

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