Gathering Voices Festival of Song

A concert given as part of the Gathering Voices Festival of Song, which runs at venues around the city from 16th - 24th October, with numerous local choirs, vocal ensembles and vocal workshop leaders taking part. The festival includes free performances in venues such as the Colston Hall foyer, workshops, a song trail in which choirs throw open the doors to their rehearsals to allow visitors to sit in and hear them at work preparing for performances, and ticketed concerts.

The Festival features a unique collaboration between Exultate Singers, the Bristol Bach Choir and Bristol Schools Chamber Choir in this concert on Friday 22nd October at 7.30pm at All Saints' Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton.

Conducted by David Ogden and Gavin Carr, the programme includes some choral gems from both choirs - Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Gabriel Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, Eric Whitacre's Sleep and Her Sacred Spirit Soars, alongside music by Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, Harris, Rachmaninov, Stanford and arrangements of folk songs. Come along and enjoy a evening of brilliant choral music!

Full details of the Gathering Voices Festival of Song are available at the website


Friday 22nd October 2010 at 7.30pm


All Saints' Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HY


Adults - £5
Concessions - £3
16 & under - Free

Tickets will be available on the door or can be purchased in advance through Colston Hall Box Office - telephone 0117 922 3686 or online at (Colston Hall booking fee applies)

Programme includes:

Nunc Dimittis Gustav Holst
Faire is the heaven William H Harris
Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré
Nulla in mundo pax sincera Antonio Vivaldi
The Bunch of Thyme Traditional arr Michael Neaum
Lauda Jerusalem Claudio Monteverdi
Versa est in luctum Alonso Lobo
Bogoroditsye Dyevo Arvo Pärt
Abendlied Josef Rheinberger
My spirit sang all day Gerald Finzi
Her sacred spirit soars Eric Whitacre
O magnum mysterium Morten Lauridsen
Shenandoah Traditional arr James Erb
The Water of Tyne Trad arr Michael Neaum
Ave Maria Vladimir Vavilov (attri Caccini)
We beseech thee Stephen Schwartz
Sleep Eric Whitacre
Bogoroditsye Dyevo Sergei Rachmaninov

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Festival of Song

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