Transatlantic Harmonies: Rutter, Barber, Thompson

Posted by Evvnt Platform on 21/04/2017
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Enjoy the finest orchestral and choral music from both sides of the Atlantic with Randall Thompson's 'Alleluia', Barber's 'Adagio for Strings', Lauridsen's 'Lux Aeterna' and John Rutter's 'Requiem'.

This concert brings together some of the finest choral and orchestral music of the past century. There'll be Randall Thompson's haunting unaccompanied 'Alleluia' - one of America's most-loved and most-performed choral pieces; and Morten Lauridsen's great choral work, 'Lux Aeterna'. This work, inspired by the death of the composer's mother, expresses the depths of human emotion with its blend of poetry and the human voice. Enjoy Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' - a work of reflective profundity that has the same sense of national identity in the USA that 'Nimrod' from Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' has on this side of the Atlantic. This concert also features John Rutter's 'Requiem' - which the composer views as his most personal masterpiece and which has become the most-performed work of this prolific and admired English choral composer.

Guildford Choral, a highly-respected auditioned choir, will perform these pieces, with the South's leading professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica under the baton of their esteemed Musical Director Jonathan Willcocks. This concert also sees the welcome return of the popular Belgian soprano soloist Charlotte Schoeters. It is sure to be an evening for Guildford concert-goers to savour.

Obtain your tickets from Guildford's Tourist Information Centre: phone 01483 444333/444334.

Venue Details: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP, United Kingdom.

Date: June 17, 2017.

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm.

Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Music.

Artists / Speakers: Guildford Choral, Southern Pro Musica, Charlotte Schoeters, Jonathan Willcocks.

Front nave: GBP 20,
Mid nave: GBP 17,
Rear nave: GBP 10,
Under 18s: GBP 5.

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