Exultate Singers conducted by David Ogden
Richard Johnson Organ
The beautiful setting of St Mary Redcliffe Church with its magnificent acoustic and architecture is the perfect setting for this eclectic mix of virtuosic music for choir and organ. Following ¬£800,000 of work, the church's 1912 Harrison & Harrison organ has been restored to its full glory and will be showcased in this concert which includes the wonderful anthems by Hubert Parry, I was glad and Blest Pair of Sirens, sung at the Royal Wedding.
The concert also features two large romantic choral pieces by Gerald Finzi, his setting of the Magnificat and the wonderful festival anthem Lo the full final sacrifice.
The Romantic theme is continued with the expansive setting of the Magnificat by Herbert Howells written for St Paul‚Äôs Cathedral.
As a contrast to all this English grandeur the concert includes the Scottish composer James MacMillan‚Äôs powerful settings of Latin American poems, Cantos Sagrados, a virtuosic display of skill from choir and organist.
Parry I was glad
Holst Nunc dimittis
MacMillan Cantos sagrados
Finzi Lo, the full, final sacrifice
Howells Magnificat from St Paul's Service
Vaughan Williams Valiant-for-Truth
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Saturday 2nd July 2011 at 7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe Church, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6RA
Students in full time education ¬£5
Under 18s ¬£2
The ticket price includes a concert programme
Tickets will be available on the door this evening from 7pm
That unforgettable, spine-tingling performance of Parry's I was glad at the Royal Wedding
A clip of the opening movement of James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados, sung by the Elysian Singers