London Concert Choir - In Every Corner Sing!

London Concert Choir

In Every Corner Sing!

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 19:30

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ

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Programme

Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

Alison Willis A Light Not Yet Ready to Go Out (WORLD PREMIERE)

Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor

Performers

London Concert Choir

Mark Forkgen conductor

Jack Lawrence-Jones baritone

Bethany Partridge soprano

Jessica Dandy mezzo-soprano

Hiroshi Amako tenor

Stephen Disley piano/organ

Award-winning composer Alison Willis was commissioned by choir member Adrienne Morgan to write a choral piece celebrating life, love, togetherness and hope. Subtitled ‘Affirmation’, the work emphasises the sustaining power of friends and family when living with breast cancer.

The Five Mystical Songs for baritone soloist and chorus by Vaughan Williams are set to poems by the visionary 17th-century poet and Anglican priest George Herbert. The soloist takes the lead in the first four songs, while the final movement is a hymn of praise for the choir alone, with the refrain ‘Let all the world in every corner sing: my God and King’.

The Mass in G minor has been described as one of the most beautiful and effective masses of the 20th century. Composed for use in Westminster Cathedral, this deeply felt interpretation of the words of the Latin liturgy for unaccompanied double choir and soloists is in the choral tradition of the English late Renaissance composers Byrd and Tallis, whose music had just been rediscovered.

A retiring collection will be held in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

NB. Please note venue.

Ticket Information

£25

including an interval drink (unreserved seating)

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