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Details

St Michael and All Angels' Church
Park Road
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 1DS
England


Programme

Benjamin BrittenFive flower songs, Op.47
Morten LauridsenLes Chansons des Roses
Gerald FinziI praise the tender flower, Op.17 no.1
Gerald FinziI have Loved Flowers that Fade, Op.17 no.2
Gerald FinziNightingales, Op.17 no.5
Gerald FinziHaste on, my joys!, Op.17 no.6
John WilbyeFlora Gave Mee Fairest Flowers
Francisco GuerreroEgo Flos Campi
Eric WhitacreThree flower songs: II, 'With a lily in your hand'
Gerald FinziWhite-Flowering Days, Op.37

Performers

Mark Jordan – Conductor

Oxford Pro Musica Singers

Programme Note

Oxford Pro Musica Singers present a fabulous feast of floral and choral favourites for a spring evening in Abingdon-on-Thames.

Two contrasting song cycles form the basis of the programme: Benjamin Britten’s characterful 'Five Flower Songs' and the mesmerising 'Chansons des Roses' by Morten Lauridsen. The programme also includes several of Gerald Finzi’s partsongs to texts by Robert Bridges, and other works with a floral theme by Wilbye, Guerrero and Eric Whitacre. Lastly, Finzi's 'White-Flowering Days' anticipates jubilee celebrations, as one of ten pieces in 'A Garland for the Queen', commissioned for Her Majesty's coronation in 1953.

We are delighted that this concert is being generously sponsored by Fabulous Flowers of Abingdon.

Oxford Pro Musica Singers

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