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The Jay Singers - Flowers & Foolery

A Celebration of Springtime in Poetry & Song

Add to my Calendar 01-04-2017 19:30 01-04-2017 21:30 36 The Jay Singers - Flowers & Foolery The Jay Singers return to Blythburgh's Holy Trinity Church to perform a melodious and witty April Fools Day concert heralding the delights of the season. Established in 1995 and recognised as one of East Anglia’s leading chamber choirs, The Jays are spread across Norfolk and Suffolk and so it’s no surprise that the wondrous ‘Cathedral of the Marshes’ is a favourite venue. Blythburgh’s glorious acoustics will undoubtedly have celebrated the repertoire of the first half on previous occasions: floral and springtime classics including Morley’s well-known April is in My Mistress Face (1594), Pearsall’s peerless Lay a Garland (1840), Saint-Saens’ tender Les fleurs et les Arbres (1882) and Britten’s exquisitely inventive Five Flower Songs (1950). Showcasing The Jays’ reputation for light music, the second half aims to offer entertaining discoveries: Seiber’s absurdist trio of Nonsense Songs, the liberated élan of Toch’s Geographical Fugue, stylish arrangements of Tea for Two and Over the Rainbow, and even settings of childhood stalwarts, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Old McDonald had a Farm. With outstanding Musical Director Neil MacKenzie in charge of all things choral, plus complementary readings specially chosen by Naomi Jaffa (former long-time director of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and currently Chair of The Jays), an evening of beautiful and foolish words and music is promised.   Holy Trinity Church, Halesworth DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Holy Trinity Church
Church Lane
Blythburgh

Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 9LP
England


Programme

Gerald FinziMy Spirit Sang all Day, Op.17 no.3
Frederick BridgeThe Goslings
Claudin de SermisyAu Joli Bois
Camille Saint-SaënsLes Fleurs et les Arbres, Op.68 no.2
Ernst TochGeographical Fugue
Benjamin BrittenFive flower songs, Op.47
Eric WhitacreThree flower songs: no.3 'Go, Lovely Rose'
Robert Lucas PearsallLay a Garland
Thomas MorleyApril Is in My Mistress' Face
Claude Le JeuneRevoici Venir du Printemps

Performers

Neil MacKenzie – Music Director
Naomi Jaffa – reciter

The Jay Singers

Programme Note

The Jay Singers return to Blythburgh's Holy Trinity Church to perform a melodious and witty April Fools Day concert heralding the delights of the season.

Established in 1995 and recognised as one of East Anglia’s leading chamber choirs, The Jays are spread across Norfolk and Suffolk and so it’s no surprise that the wondrous ‘Cathedral of the Marshes’ is a favourite venue.

Blythburgh’s glorious acoustics will undoubtedly have celebrated the repertoire of the first half on previous occasions: floral and springtime classics including Morley’s well-known April is in My Mistress Face (1594), Pearsall’s peerless Lay a Garland (1840), Saint-Saens’ tender Les fleurs et les Arbres (1882) and Britten’s exquisitely inventive Five Flower Songs (1950).

Showcasing The Jays’ reputation for light music, the second half aims to offer entertaining discoveries: Seiber’s absurdist trio of Nonsense Songs, the liberated élan of Toch’s Geographical Fugue, stylish arrangements of Tea for Two and Over the Rainbow, and even settings of childhood stalwarts, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Old McDonald had a Farm.

With outstanding Musical Director Neil MacKenzie in charge of all things choral, plus complementary readings specially chosen by Naomi Jaffa (former long-time director of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and currently Chair of The Jays), an evening of beautiful and foolish words and music is promised.

 

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