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Plymouth Philharmonic Choir

Something old and something new

Add to my Calendar 27-11-2016 17:30 27-11-2016 19:30 36 Plymouth Philharmonic Choir Plymouth Philharmonic Choir presents something old and something new:G.F. Handel’s: Messiah (excerpts) and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light Our next concert features two stunning pieces of music. Eternal Light is Howard Goodall’s most popular choral composition. Goodall, who presented the popular BBC2 series The Story Of Music, wrote Eternal Light as a prayer for the salvation of the departed. It seeks the healing power of music to create a sense of solace in the hope that musical expression can provide space for reflection and comfort for those who remain. The love affair that music audiences have with Handel’s Messiah is quite phenomenal. Since its Dublin premiere in 1742, it has been performed by choirs across the world and has proved to be a firm festive favourite with Plymouth Philharmonic Choir fans. Handel continued to work on Messiah after its initial performance, finally arriving at the version we know today. Impressive solo arias are interspersed with compelling chorus numbers, telling the story of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and final victory over sin and death. At our concert we shall be singing excerpts that relate to the Christmas story. Conductor: Christopher FletcherSoloists: Kate Tretheway – soprano, Jeanette Agar – alto, Paul Austin Kelly – tenor, James Cleverton – bass. www.plymouthphilchoir.org Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouth DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Plymouth Guildhall
Royal Parade
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3BJ
England


Programme

George Frideric HandelMessiah: extracts
Howard GoodallEternal Light: A Requiem (2008)

Performers

Kate Tretheway – soprano
Jeanette Agar Agar – alto
Paul Austin Kelly – tenor
James Cleverton – bass
Christopher Fletcher – conductor

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir

Programme Note

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir presents something old and something new:
G.F. Handel’s: Messiah (excerpts) and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light

Our next concert features two stunning pieces of music. Eternal Light is Howard Goodall’s most popular choral composition. Goodall, who presented the popular BBC2 series The Story Of Music, wrote Eternal Light as a prayer for the salvation of the departed. It seeks the healing power of music to create a sense of solace in the hope that musical expression can provide space for reflection and comfort for those who remain.

The love affair that music audiences have with Handel’s Messiah is quite phenomenal. Since its Dublin premiere in 1742, it has been performed by choirs across the world and has proved to be a firm festive favourite with Plymouth Philharmonic Choir fans. Handel continued to work on Messiah after its initial performance, finally arriving at the version we know today. Impressive solo arias are interspersed with compelling chorus numbers, telling the story of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and final victory over sin and death. At our concert we shall be singing excerpts that relate to the Christmas story.

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Soloists: Kate Tretheway – soprano, Jeanette Agar – alto, Paul Austin Kelly – tenor, James Cleverton – bass.

www.plymouthphilchoir.org

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir

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