"'A CELEBRATION OF THE ENGLISH CHORAL TRADITION"

Saturday November 22nd 2014 at 7.30pm,
St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

with
Bristol Cathedral Consort
Martin le Poidevin baritone
Fine Arts Brass
David Bednall organ
Paul Walton conductor

Much of the programme has a royal connection. Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens contains some of the most thrilling pages in English music, and it is easy to understand why Parry is such a favourite with the Royal family and was chosen for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Stanford’s Gloria and Walton’s Coronation Te Deum were both written for coronations, and are just as festive and ceremonial as would be expected. Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs are one of his most famous and beautiful choral works. For choir and baritone soloist, who better than the highly acclaimed Martin le Poidevin to provide the solos. John Rutter is probably the most famous living choral composer. Synonymous with Christmas, he has also written a series of concert works, of which the Gloria is the most well known. Brimming with the exultation and fun for which Rutter is known and loved, it should be a roof-raising ending. To accompany us, the choir is privileged to be joined by the world famous Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Based in Warwickshire, they have toured to over 60 countries and are renowned for their exceptional virtuosity. Combined with the mightily sonorous tones of the St Mary Redcliffe organ, played by David Bednall, and you have the recipe for a unique sonic treat. Not to be missed!

TICKETS £15 (16s and under FREE)

Ticket office 07775 915155
Opus 13, St Michael’s Hill, 0117 9230164
tickets@bristolphoenixchoir.org.uk
At the door from 7.00pm on the evening of the concert
and choir members

We are pleased to be supporting 'Preludes' during our 2014 ~ 2015 season.

Preludes

November2014