Photo credit Kaupo Kikkas
Please see the blog post with regards concerts after the pandemic. All concerts at St Mary’s will be limited to one hour in duration, limited to 100 people at each concert, and face masks will need to be worn throughout the concert. No refreshments will be provided until further notice. These measures are put in place in order to safeguard everybody, and are a condition of entry to the concert.
We are extremely excited to be able to present as our first concert after the pandemic, one of the best choral groups in the world, VOCES8.
VOCES8 were formed in 2005 and have so far released 17 CDs and been featured on many, many more. Their range is all encompassing from Medieval chants of the 15th century, through choral classics like Allegri’s Miserere and Faure’s Pie Jesu, to more secular pieces such as ‘Sounds of Silence’, ‘Sleep’ by Eric Whitacre, and ‘May it be’ from Lord of the Rings soundtrack.
Because of the popularity of the group, tickets for this concert are slightly more expensive that usual at £30, but we are expecting them to sell out fairly quickly.
The program for the concert is:
Sing Joyfully – William Byrd
Denn er hat seinen Engeln – Felix Mendelssohn
Bogoroditse Devo – Sergei Rachmaninov
Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat ‘King’ Cole arr. Jim Clements
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin arr. Jim Clements
The Road Home – Stephen Paulus
Let My Love Be Heard – Jake Runestad
Magnificat Primi Toni – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
As Vesta Was – Thomas Weelkes
Dessus Le Marché D’Arras – Orlando di Lasso
Underneath the Stars – Kate Rusby arr. Jim Clements
Danny Boy – trad. arr. Joshua Pacey
Sway – Pablo Beltrán Ruiz arr. Alexander L’Estrange
Moondance – Van Morrison arr. Alexander L’Estrange
Me and My Shadow – Al Jolson arr. Jim Clements