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Lewisham Choral Society: Chilcott & Vaughan Williams

Part of the Lewisham Choral Society 2018-19 Season

Add to my Calendar 12-07-2019 19:30 12-07-2019 21:30 36 Lewisham Choral Society: Chilcott & Vaughan Williams LCS presents music by two celebrated British composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and the contemporary Bob Chilcott. Given his choral background as a choirboy, Kings College scholar and former member of the Kings Singers, it is little wonder that Chilcott has composed many outstanding choral works. His Requiem is a serene, reflective piece with a rich blend of choral and solo voices. Calm movements are interspersed with the jazzy, rhythmic Offertorio and Sanctus, creating a sense of urgency, as the choir builds to a climax of praise. The Lux aeterna ends the work in perfect peace, as the floating soprano line brings us to the final view of eternal rest. Ralph Vaughan Williams needs no introduction. His Serenade to Music is widely regarded as one of the most exquisite Shakespearean musical settings. A sumptuous opening evokes a moonlit night and the ‘sweet harmony’ of music. Lyrical choral and solo passages depict the ‘concord of sweet sounds’ until the soprano line soars up in a blissful finale: ‘sweet harmony’ indeed. Benedicite is a jubilant celebration of God’s creation. The spirited outer movements surround a peaceful interior, as a gentle soprano solo voice floats over the choir. The jaunty Folk Song Suite, performed in an arrangement for wind quintet, begins and ends with lively march tunes, while the middle section sets the slow, haunting tune ‘My Bonny Boy’. Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts
South Eden Park Road
Beckenham

London
BR3 3BP
England


Programme

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsBenedicite
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsEnglish Folksong Suite (arr. for wind quintet)
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSerenade to Music
~ Interval ~
Bob ChilcottRequiem

Performers

Dan Ludford-Thomas – Conductor
Elizabeth Weisberg – Soprano
David de Winter – Tenor
Nico de Villiers – piano

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Programme Note

LCS presents music by two celebrated British composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and the contemporary Bob Chilcott.

Given his choral background as a choirboy, Kings College scholar and former member of the Kings Singers, it is little wonder that Chilcott has composed many outstanding choral works. His Requiem is a serene, reflective piece with a rich blend of choral and solo voices. Calm movements are interspersed with the jazzy, rhythmic Offertorio and Sanctus, creating a sense of urgency, as the choir builds to a climax of praise. The Lux aeterna ends the work in perfect peace, as the floating soprano line brings us to the final view of eternal rest.

Ralph Vaughan Williams needs no introduction. His Serenade to Music is widely regarded as one of the most exquisite Shakespearean musical settings. A sumptuous opening evokes a moonlit night and the ‘sweet harmony’ of music. Lyrical choral and solo passages depict the ‘concord of sweet sounds’ until the soprano line soars up in a blissful finale: ‘sweet harmony’ indeed.

Benedicite is a jubilant celebration of God’s creation. The spirited outer movements surround a peaceful interior, as a gentle soprano solo voice floats over the choir. The jaunty Folk Song Suite, performed in an arrangement for wind quintet, begins and ends with lively march tunes, while the middle section sets the slow, haunting tune ‘My Bonny Boy’.

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