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Choral Inspirations - Newcastle Concert

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Part of the Sonoro Workshops and Concerts 2019 Cycle

Add to my Calendar 13-07-2019 19:30 13-07-2019 21:30 36 Choral Inspirations - Newcastle Concert Sonoro has commissioned six British composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’ for its new project for 2019, Inspirations. The composers are Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Russell Hepplewhite, Joanna Marsh, James McCarthy, Will Todd (Sonoro’s Honorary Patron) and Janet Wheeler.  These have been inspired by classic partner pieces by Brahms, Bruckner, Rahcmaninov, Rheinberger, Stanford and Tallis.  As well as introducing six new works into the choral repertoire, Sonoro aims to encourage amateur and community choirs to have the confidence to sing more ambitious and contemporary music. The new commissions have all been written and at suitable level for amateur choirs, without being simplistic.  Each new piece and its classic partner-piece has been recorded by Sonoro, and will be released online as freely accessible video and audio tracks. The tracks are meant as tools to help amateur choirs learning the works, as well as being there for anyone to listen to and enjoy. From June to October, Sonoro will take all twelve pieces on tour for workshops in Cardiff, Newcastle, Birmingham and London and side-by-side performances by local choirs and Sonoro in the four cities.  The composers’ choices of choral classics, and the original classics are: Cheryl Frances-Hoad  Bogoroditse Dyevo Rachmaninov  Bogoroditse Dyevo  Russell Hepplewhite  How lovely are thy dwellings Brahms  Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Joanna Marsh  Evening PrayerRheinberger Abendlied  James McCarthy  If ye love me Tallis If ye love me Will Todd  Locus iste Bruckner Locus iste  Janet Wheeler  Beati quorum via Stanford Beati quorum via Sonoro is conducted by Neil Ferris, with Michael Higgins, piano. St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St James' & St Basil's Church
Ravenside Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 9XP
England


Programme

Charles Villiers Stanford3 Motets: Beati quorum via
Janet WheelerBeati quorum via
Anton BrucknerLocus iste, WAB 23
Will ToddLocus iste
Sergei RachmaninovAll-night Vigil (Vespers): Bogoroditse Devo
Cheryl Frances-HoadBogoróditse Dévo, ráduisya
Johannes BrahmsA German Requiem: How lovely are thy dwellings
Russell HepplewhiteHow lovely are thy dwellings
Thomas TallisIf ye love me
James McCarthyIf ye love me
Josef Gabriel RheinbergerAbendlied, Op.69 no.3
Joanna MarshEvening Prayer

Performers

Neil Ferris – Conductor
Michael Higgins – accompanist

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Programme Note

Sonoro has commissioned six British composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’ for its new project for 2019, Inspirations. The composers are Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Russell Hepplewhite, Joanna Marsh, James McCarthy, Will Todd (Sonoro’s Honorary Patron) and Janet Wheeler.  These have been inspired by classic partner pieces by Brahms, Bruckner, Rahcmaninov, Rheinberger, Stanford and Tallis.  As well as introducing six new works into the choral repertoire, Sonoro aims to encourage amateur and community choirs to have the confidence to sing more ambitious and contemporary music. The new commissions have all been written and at suitable level for amateur choirs, without being simplistic. 

Each new piece and its classic partner-piece has been recorded by Sonoro, and will be released online as freely accessible video and audio tracks. The tracks are meant as tools to help amateur choirs learning the works, as well as being there for anyone to listen to and enjoy. From June to October, Sonoro will take all twelve pieces on tour for workshops in Cardiff, Newcastle, Birmingham and London and side-by-side performances by local choirs and Sonoro in the four cities. 

The composers’ choices of choral classics, and the original classics are:

Cheryl Frances-Hoad  Bogoroditse Dyevo 
Rachmaninov  Bogoroditse Dyevo 

Russell Hepplewhite  How lovely are thy dwellings 
Brahms  Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

Joanna Marsh  Evening Prayer
Rheinberger Abendlied 

James McCarthy  If ye love me 
Tallis If ye love me

Will Todd  Locus iste 
Bruckner Locus iste 

Janet Wheeler  Beati quorum via 
Stanford Beati quorum via

Sonoro is conducted by Neil Ferris, with Michael Higgins, piano.

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