New Elizabethan Singers' concert of 20th Century English music choral

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New Elizabethan Singers' concert of 20th Century English music choral supporting The New Elizabethan Singers

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Venue: Bridport United Church
Address: Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport DT6 3LJ

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Entry Fee: £12

When: Saturday 18th May, 2019 - 7:00pm


This is an exciting programme of four celebratory 20th century English pieces.
Benjamin Britten’s "Rejoice In The Lamb" uses the strange lyrics of visionary but troubled 18th century poet Christopher Smart. He spent years in an asylum but celebrated the glory of creation in many forms including his Pet Cat and a Valiant Mouse!
John Tavener was deeply interested in religious mysticism. In "Thunder Entered Her" he used the 4th century poetry of St. Ephrem The Syrian to reflect the awe and wonder of Christ's birth. The music is reminiscent of the Eastern Orthodox church, with its fantastically low basso profundo notes.
John Rutter’s "Psalmfest" was written between 1976 and 1996. Based on the Psalms of David, the work celebrates life; expressing joy and exuberance throughout.
Finally, Nimrod from Edward Elgar’s "Enigma Variations" was adapted by film composer John Cameron into an eight-part choral piece using the words of "Lux Aeterna" from the latin requiem mass. Not so celebratory perhaps, but deeply satisfying.
The Choir is joined by professional soloists, an instrumental ensemble and organ.
Tickets are available from Goadsby and Bridport Music, both in South St. Bridport and under 18s are free.

Charity Number: 1125032

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