Wednesday, September 14, 2011
sep 30 | vancouver chamber choir | the english touch
THE ENGLISH TOUCH - Byrd to Britten
Fri Sep 30, 8pm
Ryerson United Church
Vancouver Chamber Choir ~ Pacifica Singers ~ Marc D’Anjou, organ ~ John William Trotter, conductor
The Vancouver Chamber Choir, conducted by John William Trotter, opens the 2011-2012 season with music from England, both sacred and secular.
Organist Marc D’Anjou is featured in Britten’s delightful "Rejoice in the Lamb," which features the quirky poetry of Christopher Smart. Arrive by 7:45 pm to hear an organ prelude based on the famous "Big Ben" theme!
Tudor composer William Byrd provides a polyphonic mass while Elizabethan madrigalists Morley and Weelkes are playful in colourful pieces from "The Triumphs of Oriana." Plus more recent choral works by Jonathan Dove and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Thomas Morley - Arise, Awake
Thomas Weelkes - As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
William Byrd - Mass for four voices
Jonathan Dove - Seek Him that maketh the seven stars
Benjamin Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Silence and Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Te Deum
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