Summer Music by Candlelight

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Friday, 16 Jun 2017 8:00pm

St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

1617 Summer Music by Candlelight

Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore
conductor

 

A programme of glorious music for a magical midsummer evening, performed by the soft glow of candlelight as daylight fades. The music and readings are inspired by birdsong and by the season – uplifting repertoire to send you home singing of summertime.

 

If you enjoy our Christmas Music by Candlelight concerts you will love this concert.

 

Spine-tinglingly lovely … a breathtaking feat of pure ensemble singing” (Birmingham Post)

 

Performed without interval, the concert will finish at approximately 9.15pm.

 

Programme includes:
6th century plainchant Iam lucis orto sidere
13th century English Sumer is icumin in
Roth Dawn Chorus – Die goldene Sonne (world premiere)*
Vaughan Williams The Turtle Dove
Stanford The Bluebird
Saint-Saëns Les fleurs et les arbres
Trenet arr. Skidmore La mer
Ravel Trois Chansons
Gershwin arr. Skidmore Summertime
Welch & Bennett arr. Skidmore Summer Holiday
Parry Sunset and Evening Star
Roth Night Prayer

 

* We are thrilled to have commissioned a new piece from Alec Roth, with our thanks for the generous support of the Elmley Foundation, the Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust and the William A Cadbury Charitable Trust.

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We are delighted to give this concert at the invitation of Shropshire Music Trust.  Tickets, priced £20 (£10 for under-25s & £1 for under-18s) are available online via the link above, or by calling the Ticketsource box office on 0333 666 3366. Booking fees apply, full details here.

 

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