22nd October 2016: The Poet’s Voice

the-poets-voice-22-oct-2016Saturday 22 October 2016 7.30pm

All Saints Church, Hoole, Chester CH2 3HZ

The Poet’s Voice Poetical and musical collaborations.

Conductor: Martin Bussey

Accompanist: Neil Taylor

Tickets: £12 adults; £5 students and under 18s.

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Highlights include:

  • Britten/Herbert Antiphon
  • Stanford/M Coleridge The Bluebird
  • Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams Silence and Music
  • Harris/Donne Bring us O Lord God
  • Leighton/Herbert Let all the world

The first concert of Chester Bach Singers 40th Season takes as its focus the work of well-known English poets and explores how composers have set their words. There is a mix of sacred music and non-sacred, although all can be described as having a strong spiritual and reflective element. The composers range across  Stanford, Harris, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Leighton. The chosen poets include Tennyson, Donne, Herbert, and Coleridge. The concert includes a particular focus on the 17th century George Herbert, with settings to begin and end the concert of one of his most famous poems, Let All The World In Every Corner Sing. Accompanied by Neil Taylor, Director of the St George’s Singers and formerly Organist of Sheffield Cathedral, the concert includes a wide variety of styles.

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