Concert: Spring Beckons – 6 February

20140705 St John Church Sharow

In the resonant acoustic of St John’s Church Sharow, we present a concert covering 400 years of unaccompanied chamber music. There will be old favourites and new discoveries, and this time we end with a three-minute Messiah! The programme includes familiar works by Tallis, Rachmaninov, Parry and Stanford. The choir will also sing Monteverdi – Cantate Domino, Victoria -O quam gloriosum and two modern classics: The Lamb by John Tavener and Eric Whitacre’s Sleep.

The concert will be conducted by Sam Gardner and starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £10, or £5 for under-19s.

The full programme is as follows:

  • God so loved the world – Stainer
  • If ye love me – Tallis

  • O nata lux – Tallis

  • Let all Mortal flesh – Bairstow

  • Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninov

  • Dostoino est – Tchaikovsky

  • Cantate Domino  – Monteverdi

  • O quam gloriosum – Victoria

  • Set me as a seal – Walton

  • My soul, there is a country – Parry

  • As Torrents in Summer – Elgar

  • My spirit sang all day – Finzi

  • Thou knowest, Lord – Purcell

  • The Lamb – Tavener

  • Sleep – Eric Whitacre

  • Parting Friends – arr McCurry

  • The long day closes – Sullivan

  • See, see the shepherds’ Queen – Tomkins

  • Since Robin Hood – Weelkes

  • Sing we at pleasure – Weelkes

  • Justorum Animae – Stanford

  • Beati Quorum Via – Stanford

  • Three-minute Messiah

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