This page brings together news about our programme of lunchtime music recitals and evening concerts.
City Chamber Choir Concert – June 25th 2019, 7.30 pm.
The Programme takes some of the elements of the a July 2019 Carpenters Hall programme, which is entitled
‘Joinery’: musical fusions, extensions and elaborations’.
The evening’s programme explores the various ways in which composers appropriate the creations of their fellow composers to add their own voice to something which has fired their imagination, or taken a simple idea, repeating it in ever more elaborate ways, be it a simple tune or even a bass line, or completed a noble fragment, or transformed an ancient piece through the prism of modern harmonies. So, from Percy Grainger’s “rambles”, to Purcell’s masterful variations, or Gardner’s joyfully anarchic “rearrangement”, settings by Chilcott and Copland of a simple Shaker tune, our programme is full of examples of exquisite and ingenious craftsmanship, as well as including some well-known firm favourites from the choral repertoire.
Bruckner Locus iste
Schütz Psalm 100
Schubert Psalm 23 – with piano accompaniment
Gabrieli Jubilate Deo
Grainger Blithe Bells – piano solo
Dowland Now, O now I needs must part – vocal solo with
Grainger/Dowland Now, O now I needs must part – piano solo
Praetorius Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Sandstrom Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Tallis O nata lux
MacMillan O radiant dawn
Purcell Hear my prayer
Chilcott/Purcell My prayer
Purcell arr. Eriksson Music for a while
Schubert/Gardner Marche Militaire – piano duet
Mundy O Lord, the Maker of all thing
Parsons Ave Maria
Gibbons O clap your hands
Lunchtime Concert Programme for 2019 – 12.30 at Potters Bar United Reformed Church
(start times may vary)