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Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7.30pm
at the Methodist Church, Guisborough

CHORAL GEMS THROUGH THE AGES

The proposed programme will include some or all of the following
William Byrd - Sing Joyfully.
William Byrd
Monteverdi - Cor mio mentre vi miro.
Purcell - I was glad.
Haydn - Te Deum 3 movements.
Mozart - Veni Sancte Spiritus.
Bruckner - Three Graduals:
Locus Iste Pietro Mascagni
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam
Christus Factus Est
Mascagni - 'Easter hymn' from Cavalleria Rusticana
Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11
Rachmaninoff - Priidite, poklonimsya. (Come, Let Us Worship) and Bogoroditse Devo. (Rejoice, O Virgin)
Elgar - The Snow and Fly Singing Bird Fly Eric Whiteacre
Vaughan Williams - Turtle Dove
Ola Gjeilo - Northern Lights
Eric Whitacre - Sleep

After 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.

So 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 composers

Whitacres 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.

Tickets available from 3rd March 2018 from

The Guisborough Bookshop, Chaloner Street
and www.wegottickets.com
or at the door (subject to availability).

Tickets prices: Adults £10, Concession £8, Under 19's £1

For more information please contact the publicity officer: Tel. 0790 552 2918