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Details

Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2LA
England


Programme

Edward ElgarThe Music Makers, Op.69
Charles Villiers Stanford3 Motets, Op.38
Charles Villiers StanfordThe Revenge, Op.24
Charles Villiers StanfordShamus O'Brien, Op.61

Performers

Sarah Connolly – mezzo-soprano

Meridian Sinfonia
Worcester Festival Choral Society

Programme Note

“We are the music makers, / And we are the dreamers of dreams.”  So run the evocative first lines of Arthur O'Shaughnessy’s 1874 poem, Ode, which Worcestershire-born composer Edward Elgar used for his stirring 1912 choral work The Music Makers. Complementing this English classic is a trio of late Victorian works from Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford – the Overture from his romantic comic opera Shamus O’Brien; a bold musical retelling of Tennyson’s poem The Revenge depicting Sir Richard Grenville's heroic 1591 sea battle against the Spanish fleet; and the moving, unaccompanied motet Justorum Animae.

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

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