Summer Music by Candlelight

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Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 8:00pm

Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham

1617 Summer Music by Candlelight

Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore


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.


£12.50 – £40 including per ticket commission
£5 for anyone in full time education or aged 17 and younger
£8 for anyone aged 18-30 not in full time education
Wheelchair & companion tickets, and group savings available, please ask at the box office when booking
Call the THSH box office on 0121 780 3333 or book online via the link above


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Priority booking for concert packages and our Host of Angels begins on 25 May 2016. Booking for 2 different concerts opens on 10 June 2016 and for single concerts on 22 June 2016.


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