Cappella Singers at St Cyr's Church [11 May 2013]

The Cappella Singers at Saint Cyr's Church, Stonehouse: 11 May 2013 

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Romantic Masters
William Shakespeare

St Mary’s Church, Painswick

Saturday 14 October at 7.30pm

We are joined for this special concert by pianist Timothy Barratt, returning to accompany us in works by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schubert.

The programme includes a famous and much loved movement from the Brahms Requiem, Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely are thy dwellings). In Ich harrete des Herrn (I waited for the Lord) by Mendelssohn, the choir's resident horn player, Karen Coldrick, plays the wonderful solo horn part.

The sopranos and altos begin the concert with Schubert's delightful setting of Psalm 23; and Timothy Barratt plays Chopin's Polonaise in A.

So where does Shakespeare come in? After the interval we have settings of Shakespeare by Schubert and Mark Blatchly, including a new work written especially for this occasion. And there is a new setting of the Willow Song from Othello, composed by William Armiger, who for many years was a lay-clerk at Gloucester Cathedral, where he sang next to Philip Colls, and where Mark Blatchly was Assistant to John Sanders.

Just for good measure (though not Measure for Measure) we have Schubert's evergreen setting of Who is Sylvia? from Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton

Thursday 21 December at 7.30pm

A concert of glorious music from the 16th and 17th centuries from Amsterdam to Zaragoza. We will be joined by cornetts and sackbuts in festal pieces by Byrd, Gabrieli, Lassus, Schütz, Sweelinck and others.

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