28th April 2018 at 7.30pm
at the Methodist Church, Guisborough
GEMS THROUGH THE AGES
the amazing success of its performance of Handel's Messiah.
the Society is ringing the changes for its spring concert
on Saturday April 28th. From the 17th century to the
21st, from the Renaissance to the present day, the evening
will feature a wonderful variety of shorter choral works from
across the centuries.
a great English composer of the Tudor and Stuart age - William
Byrd - will rub shoulders with the most celebrated choral
composer of the internet generation - Eric Whitacre.
The audience will be taken through the ages with 18th century
works by Haydn and Mozart, 19th century classics
from Mascagni (the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana),
Fauré and Bruckner (including Locus iste),
and the 20th century represented by Elgar, Vaughan
Williams and Rachmaninoff (selections from the Vespers).
Norwegian Ola Gjeilo (with Northern Lights) and American
Eric Whitacre are two of the finest 21st century choral
phenomenal Sleep will be the evening's final highlight. Composed
in 2000 as a conventional work for a 16 person choir in Austin,
Texas, this stunningly beautiful piece has been at the centre
of the amazing 'virtual choir' movement, where the home-recorded
videos of thousands of individual singers from as many as
70 countries are brought together in a single video performance
uploaded to YouTube.
At last check the latest version of Sleep had nearly two and
a quarter million views on the video-sharing website! The
fascinating programme will be rounded out with solo numbers
from guest singer Ben Noble, and pieces by violin duet Clare
Gale and Dan Adams.
3rd March 2018 from
or at the door (subject to availability).
prices: Adults £10, Concession £8,
Under 19's £1
more information please contact the publicity officer:
Tel. 0790 552 2918