Spring Fantasia

Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Gjeilo Sunrise Mass
McDowall Ave Maris Stella
Holst Hymn of Jesus

Saturday 25th March 2023 7:30PM

Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Orchestra da Camera

Conductor Richard Laing

Bass-baritone James Oldfield

For this Concert we're partnering two classics of the twentieth century with a pair of exciting compositions from the twenty-first. Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs are well-known, and justly appreciated for their extraordinary contrast and atmosphere. The stunning Hymn of Jesus from Holst is much less frequently performed, partly because it is fiendishly difficult for the choir, which splits into 14 different parts! But with this complexity comes an astonishing palette of colours and textures, and a harmonic invention which makes for an incredibly dramatic work. The more modern pieces in the programme are Cecilia McDowall's highly appealing Ave Maris Stella, and Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, quickly establishing its place as one of the most popular choral works of our time.

The choir will be joined by distinguished bass-baritone James Oldfield and our good friends the Orchestra da Camera. This promises to be an exciting and moving concert.

Approximate length of concert: 1 hour 50 minutes including interval

Saturday 25th March 2023 7:30PM

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Ticket prices: £15 - £18, Students £5.00. Children FREE (must be accompanied by fee paying adult) 50p booking fee applies

Tickets available from:
Telephone 0333 666 4466


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