Decibellas

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ~Thomas Carlyle, "The Opera"

An Award Winning Women's Choir

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Bob Chilcott - March 7, Singing Day in Preston, 10:15-4:00

Work with British composer, Bob Chilcott (Mid-Winter, The Lily and The Rose, Skye Boat Song)  on his original setting of St John Passion, written for the Choir of Wells Cathedral.. This work tells the story of Christ's trial and Crucifixion using text from St John's Gospel. 

Interestingly, Chilcott has added smaller pieces within the work which can be sung by the choir and audience/congregation together. He has set some additional texts which have been taken from English poetry.

What an opportunity to work directly with the composer and sing in a mixed choir setting! And SO close to home!

http://www.abcd.org.uk/events/180/Singing+Day

The Sixteen - English Choral Music

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen in English choral music

Harris: Faire is the heaven
Weelkes: When David heard
Rubbra: There is a spirit
James MacMillan: The Gallant Weaver
Harris: Bring us, O Lord God
Ramsey: When David heard 
Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing
Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia 
Tomkins: When David heard
Rubbra: Eternitie
Pearsall: Lay a garland
Tippett: Dance, clarion air
East: When David heard
Ivor Gurney: Since I believe in God the Father Almighty

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor

In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, Harry Christophers and The Sixteen perform a cappella anthems with texts by writers such as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden. The concert also includes four settings of the same passage from the Book of Samuel, depicting the grief of King David on the death of his son, Absalom.