The Requiem by Bob Chilcott, (first performed in Oxford in March 2010), will form the first part of the programme. This is not music for mourning but a gentle and tender Requiem which is thoughtful and contemplative. It uses words from Missa Pro Defunctis and the Book of Common Prayer to give a new slant upon established texts.
Handel's Messiah is often performed during Advent. However, the oratorio contains much music which is appropriate to Passiontide, and under their conductor Richard Archer, The City of Leicester Singers will perform the Passiontide music from Messiah as the second part of their concert programme.
Sung by the combined choirs of St James the Greater, conducted by Graham JaggerAdded by: andy
Domenico Scarlatti - Stabat Mater
Vivaldi - Gloria
Alessandro Scarlatti - Salve Regina in F minor
THE CHORAL PILGRIMAGE 2012
The world famous choral ensemble with their internationally acclaimed conductor, Harry Christophers - are back again at St James the Greater
At its summer concert this year, The City of Leicester Singers will welcome singers from other choirs and musical societies to join with them in a 'Come and Sing' event. This will take place at the church of St. James the Greater, London Road, Leicester, on 16th June, 2012.
Among the well-known and less familiar choruses we have chosen to perform, are works by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi.
This uplifting concert will be directed by Richard Archer, accompanied on the organ by Geoffrey Clarke, and will include solo and duet contributions from members of The City of Leicester Singers.
The programme will consist of three pieces:
Genoveva Overture by Schumann
Wesendonck Leider by Wagner, soprano Marie Vassiliou
Symphony No 2 by Elgar
An Evening of Song with Fosse Singers and Lancaster Community Choir.Added by: andy
Singing the weekend services in Norwich Cathedral and concerts in two parish churches during the week. The choirs will be living and travelling on boats on the Norfolk Broads.Added by: andy
Songs of Praise - with participation by members of the
congregations that make up the Southern
Edge Mission Partnership – St John's
Clarendon Park, with the Church of the
Nativity, St Andrew's Aylestone,
St Christopher's Saffron Lane,
St Mary's Knighton, St Guthlac's, Knighton
as well as St James the Greater.
Come and sing!
The 2013 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) following on from the 10.30am service.Added by: andy