This Friday, a special late-night meditation on the Rig Veda will take place at Gloucester Cathedral as part of the prestigious Three Choirs Festival. The concert weaves together Vedic chant with choral settings of these Hindu texts. Jean Coulthard, a student of Vaughan Williams, exults the mystery of creation, while delicate music of contemporary composers Anna R Matthews, Roxanna Panufnik and Sally Lamb McCune embraces the listener, mirroring the celestial beauty of Holst’s settings for choir and solo harp.
This concert will see the Oriel Singers give the premiere performance of Asvins under the baton of Ben Sawyer.
Tickets and full details: https://3choirs.org/whats-on/meditations-on-the-rig-veda/
The prestigious Three Choirs Festival is the oldest non-competitive classical music festival in the world, celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2015. It comprises a week-long programme of choral and orchestral concerts, cathedral services, solo and chamber music recitals, masterclasses, talks, theatre, exhibitions and walks, rotating each summer between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.
Posted in Choral, Composition, Performance
Tagged Asvins, cathedral, choir, choral, concert, Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral, Holst, performance, Rig Veda, Roxanna Panufnik, Three Choirs Festival
Following a call by rarescale for music for the unusual and rather exciting combination of contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and contrabassoon, Anna’s newly-composed work Contradanza has been selected for the ‘Meet the Contras’ concert programme this Thursday.
Thursday 21st June, 7:30pm
St James’ Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
(nearest station: Paddington)
These three instruments are pretty much as low as you can go with woodwind. It’s all about the bass – and bass means big. They are definitely a sight to behold! In rarescale’s words:
The concert is FREE and we’d love to show you what our amazing low instruments can do!
The performance is part of Make Music Day UK. Full details here: www.facebook.com/events/2092882854304485/ Just turn up!
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Tagged bass, bassoon, clarinet, composing, concert, contrabass clarinet, contrabass flute, contrabassoon, flute, London, performance, trio, woodwind
Music by Anna Matthews and Anastassis Philippakopoulos to feature in the next Flute@37 living room concert by flautist Ruth Molins. Tickets available from Ruth’s website: https://www.ruthmolins.com/flute37.html
High quality chamber choir the Torbay Singers will be performing Anna’s music in two concerts this summer.
Conductor Tina Guthrie will lead the choir and audience on a musical journey around the world. The mixed programme will include Anna’s folk-like anthem for Devon, Devon, My Home, alongside music from further afield by composers including Copland, Rutter, and Rachmaninov. Performances will take place in Torquay and Crediton (as part of CredFest), the latter in aid of the Music Endowment Fund of Crediton Parish Church:
‘A World of Song’ (Torquay)
Saturday 17 June, 7:30pm
Church of St John the Apostle, Montpellier Road, Torquay TQ1 1BJ
Tickets: £10 (under 25s in full-time education FREE) by phone from 01803 782677 or from Visitor Information Centre, 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay. Some tickets may be available on the door.
‘A World of Song’ (Crediton)
Sunday 18 June, 3:00pm
Crediton Parish Church, Church Lane, Crediton EX17 2AH
Tickets: £8 + 10% booking fee (under 18s free) online from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/ELFEEH
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Tagged charity, choir, concert, CredFest, Crediton, Devon, performance, song, Torbay Singers, Torquay
Anna’s carol From Flanders, commemorating 100 years since the First World War Christmas truce, will be performed by Exeter Philharmonic Choir in two concerts at Exeter Cathedral this week. The programme will feature carols old and new and a chance for some audience participation with the classics.
Wednesday 10th and 11th December, 7:30pm, tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/exeterphilchoir or on the door.
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Tagged 2014, carol, centenary, choir, choral, Christmas, Christmas Truce, concert, December, Exeter, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, First World War, organ, singing, WWI