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Come and Sing Workshop - Settings of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM and more...
Settings of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
including Palestrina & Lauridsen
Director: Richard Roddis
Organist: Michael Overbury
This is an opportunity to enjoy a wealth of splendid a cappella choral music!
Many composers down the ages have seized on the text O magnum mysterium for all its expressive possibilities, focusing on the mystery of the Incarnation. Here’s your chance to sing five of the best settings in all their glorious sonorities.
Two settings are from the Renaissance period – real treasures of this golden age. By Spaniard, Tomas de Luis Victoria, a beautiful, simple setting in four parts. By contrast, Italian composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s setting is in six parts and characteristically flamboyant, particularly the Alleluia.
From the mid-20th century, Francis Poulenc’s setting is typically adventurous but extremely tender and expressive; interestingly, it omits the final Alleluia.
Two settings from the 1990s, one is a firm favourite by American composer, Morten Lauridsen, with its heartfelt vocal sonorities. The other is less well-known, by Basque composer, Javier Busto, is multi-faceted, lyrical and tuneful – a little gem.
Sinfonia Chorale Director
Director Richard Roddis is well known throughout the East Midlands for his work with choirs. His conducting experience stretches back more than a quarter of a century and, as a professional singer and a member of several top choirs, he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to choral conducting. He was appointed Director of the Sinfonia Chorale in June 1991..
Venue for the 2020 Come and Sing event :
Christ Church, Chilwell, 6 College Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 4AS
To see more and to book your place, please visit the web link below
Further information is available from Pamela Richings
For more information please follow this link: http://www.sinfoniachorale.uk/
The following information is provided for interest and is not a recommendation or endorsement.
The choir has been informed about ChoralHolidays.com – a small company who organise trips for amateur choral singers. Their website is www.choralholidays.com.
COME AND SING DAYS AND WORKSHOPS
This calendar of events is produced by Phil and Angela Harrison.