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Durham Singers "Our World"

Summer concert 2016

Add to my Calendar 02-07-2016 19:30 02-07-2016 21:30 36 Durham Singers "Our World" This summer the Durham Singers return to their year-long theme of Creation and Light, with music from the last 150 years that reflects upon the world around us, and our own place in the world.Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning tells the creation story straight from Genesis, in a big-hearted style that evokes the open spaces of the American landscape. Copland summons up creation with an expansive mezzo-soprano solo which will be sung by Marnie Blair, a recent Durham graduate and member of Genesis Sixteen and Samling Academy.Much nearer to home, the choir are looking forward to giving a second performance of The Light by Durham composer Janet Graham. Judith Weir’s setting of a true blue dream of sky by e.e. cummings and her piece for solo organ Wild Mossy Mountains played by Francesca Massey, sub-organist of Durham Cathedral, continue our reflections on the natural world around us.In the second half of the programme Brahms and Finzi reflect on our emotional connection to nature in beautiful partsongs that look back through nature to the memory of summer days. Finally, in a ravishing and rarely-heard major work, The House of the Mind, Howells reflects on our search to make a home, within our own minds, for ‘the infinite creator’.  St Cuthbert's Chapel, Durham DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Cuthbert's Chapel
College Road
Ushaw College

Durham
County Durham
DH7 9RH
England


Programme

Aaron CoplandIn the Beginning
Judith WeirA Blue True Dream of Sky
Judith WeirWild Mossy Mountains
Graham JanetThe Light
Gerald FinziClear and Gentle Stream
Johannes Brahms5 Songs, Op.104
Herbert HowellsThe House of the Mind

Performers

Marnell Blair – mezzo-soprano
Francesca Massey – organ

Durham Singers

Programme Note

This summer the Durham Singers return to their year-long theme of Creation and Light, with music from the last 150 years that reflects upon the world around us, and our own place in the world.

Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning tells the creation story straight from Genesis, in a big-hearted style that evokes the open spaces of the American landscape. Copland summons up creation with an expansive mezzo-soprano solo which will be sung by Marnie Blair, a recent Durham graduate and member of Genesis Sixteen and Samling Academy.

Much nearer to home, the choir are looking forward to giving a second performance of The Light by Durham composer Janet Graham. Judith Weir’s setting of a true blue dream of sky by e.e. cummings and her piece for solo organ Wild Mossy Mountains played by Francesca Massey, sub-organist of Durham Cathedral, continue our reflections on the natural world around us.
In the second half of the programme Brahms and Finzi reflect on our emotional connection to nature in beautiful partsongs that look back through nature to the memory of summer days. Finally, in a ravishing and rarely-heard major work, The House of the Mind, Howells reflects on our search to make a home, within our own minds, for ‘the infinite creator’. 

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