26 March 2024 | Concert with orchestra: Bach, Palestrina, Paul Carr
9 July 2024 | Nature, Sing to Me

Seven Last Words: Music for Choir & Orchestra

7.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2024
Holy Sepulchre London, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

Stephen Jones: conductor
Richard Pinel: organ
With Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra

J S Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
Palestrina Magnificat primi toni à 8
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major BWV 1048
Paul Carr Seven Last Words From The Cross

City Chamber Choir is delighted to be partnering with Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra again, for a concert that runs the whole gamut of emotions. From Bach’s fabulous shout of joy, Singet dem Herrn via  Palestrina’s contemplative Magnificat for double choir, and  the uplifting Brandenburg Concerto No 3., to a dramatic and emotive work by the contemporary composer, Paul Carr, his Seven Last Words from the Cross. An apt work for Holy Week that has moved audiences to tears, settings of Christ’s words are interspersed with other texts from, amongst others, the Good Friday Antiphon and Reproaches and in the third movement,a stunningly beautiful setting of Phineas Fletcher’s poem A Litany (Drop, drop, slow tears).

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Nature, Sing to Me

7.00pm, Tuesday 9 July 2024

St Vedast alias Foster, 4 Foster Lane EC2V 6HH

City Chamber Choir’s summer programme takes as its starting point Hindemith’s delightful Six Chansons, settings of poems by Rilke that explore man’s relationships, both personal, and with the natural world. We further reflect upon this through the music of Alec Roth (Stargazer; Dawn Chorus), Eric Whitacre’s Little birds, Cecilia McDowall’s A fancy of folk songs, Bob Chilcott’s The same sun shine, and Banchieri’s Contrappunto bestiale alla mente. There is even a chance for the audience to join us in a delicious little round by Orlando di Lasso. Profound and lighthearted by turns, the programme is a comment on the universal truths of love and friendship, the passage of time, and the stewardship of our beautiful world.

Tickets: Full price £18 | Earlybird (until 30 June) £15 | Students £10 | Under-12s free.
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