Grieg At the Cloister Gate
Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Mozart Laudate Dominum
Mendelssohn 'Hymn of Praise' from Symphony No 2
Saturday 4th November 2023 7:30PM
Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Orchestra da Camera
Conductor Richard Laing
For our autumn concert we’re combining some of the most beautiful and haunting music with one of the great barnstormers of the choral repertoire. Audiences outside Norway very rarely get to hear Grieg’s gem 'At the Cloister Gate', which features the upper voices of the Harmonic Choir, while the magisterial 'Alto Rhapsody' of Brahms gives the tenors and basses of the Choir their moment of glory, accompanying the heavenly voice of soloist Rhonda Browne. The unearthly 'Swan of Tuonela' by Sibelius contrasts with the familiar but sublime 'Laudate Dominum' by Mozart, before the stirring finale of Mendelssohn’s 'Hymn of Praise', surely one of the grandest and most exciting choral works ever written.
Approximate length of concert: 1 hour 40 minutes including interval.