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Future Concerts in 2019 and 2020

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St Leonard’s church, Newland
Malvern WR13 5AX

A sequence of sacred pieces by Renaissance composers associated with Northwest Europe. We are privileged to sing in the magnificently frescoed private chapel of the Beauchamp Community. Most of our chosen composers travelled abroad. Some – Josquin, Lassus and Willaert – are well known. Others too wrote music of high quality, among them Peter Philips, who fled England to avoid religious persecution. Our programme will include the Gloria from Lassus’s mass Ad Imitationem Vinum Bonum and his Cantate Domino; Willaert’s Sancte Paule Apostole; and Philips’s anthem for double choir Ecce Vicit Leo.

Holy Trinity church,
Minchinhampton GL6 9BP

Our Christmas concert this year begins with a selection of choral music from Scandinavia. We shall be joined by Julian Elloway, who will play piano solos from Finland and Iceland. After the interval we have music from Spain and Italy. Victoria’s beautiful setting for two choirs of Salve, Regina; lively music by Flecha; a traditional Christmas tune from Sicily; and organ music played by Julian Elloway. We end with Monteverdi’s wonderfully varied setting of Ave, maris stella, from his Vespers of 1610.

The Cappella Singers are delighted to be returning to these venues with a programme of music for Passiontide. The music includes works by Hildegard of Bingen, Victoria, Sheppard, Sweelinck and Schütz. There is a setting of the Lord’s Prayer by Rimsky-Korsakov, and the choir sings pieces by Stanford, Duruflé and Mark Blatchly. There will be organ solos with music by Bach and Brahms.

A joyful celebration of the Cappellas’ 60th year, with choir, baroque instruments and Warwick Cole on the chamber organ. We shall focus on the theme of Sing Unto the Lord a New Song: there will be uplifting settings by Purcell and Thomas Tomkins and also a specially commissioned setting by Mark Blatchly. Along with instrumental works by Handel, we shall perform Bach’s rarely-heard Mass in G Minor.