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.
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.
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.