Lux Aeterna

Saturday 7 November 2015: 7.30pm
Bath Abbey

Karl Jenkins: Motets (Cantate Domino, Ave Verum Corpus, Agnus Dei, God Shall Wipe Away all Tears, Exsultate Jubilate)
Eric Whitacre: When David heard
James MacMillan: Lux Aeterna
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-Truth
John Rutter: Requiem

New Bristol Sinfonia
Marcus Sealy organ
Verity Wingate soprano

Nigel Perrin conductor

This programme is a reflection on the theme of remembrance but far from melancholy in mood. The music is thought-provoking but also uplifting, showcasing the best of contemporary choral composing. John Rutter, whose compositions are immediately accessible on first hearing, yet always beautifully and skilfully crafted, is the 20th-century Handel. His Requiem, written in 1985 and dedicated to his father, captures the emotion of each text with exquisite textures of tonal colour and mood. If you like the Fauré Requiem, you’ll like this. The first half of the concert is a sequence of modern romantic a cappella music featuring works by two of Britain’s most popular choral composers, Karl Jenkins and James MacMillan, the American composer Eric Whitacre, and a piece of choral theatre by Vaughan Williams.

Tickets £8, £10, £15, £22, £25
Children under 18 £8 
Bath Box Office  01225 463 362 or www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

 

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