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Oct

Angel Voices: Saturday 22nd October 2016

JOIN US to hear the extraordinary sound of voices combined with brass and woodwind instruments. The warmth of Anton Bruckner’s Mass No 2 in E Minor for double SATB chorus and wind instruments (1896) contrasts with Igor Stravinsky’s Mass for a Mixed Chorus and a Double Wind Quintet (1948), which the composer described as “very …

11
Jul

Concert Review: At the Court Of Krakow, Saturday 2nd July 2106

Live premier for Polish piece 300 years after it was written   It is a peculiarity that a piece of music written by a significant composer around 300 years ago should receive its UK premier – at least in modern times – at a concert in St Albans on Saturday.… But that appears to be …

22
Mar

Shakespeare in Song: Saturday 30th April 2016

Tweet Next Concert - Saturday 30 April 7.30pm St Saviour’s Church St Albans AL14DF Vaughan Williams  Serenade to Music Vaughan Williams  Three Shakespeare songs And works by Shearing, Mäntyjärvi, Moeran, Rodney Bennett & Milner Conductor John  Gibbons Readings by Rosemarie Partridge & Terry Prince William Shakespeare’s verse has long been an inspiration and source for many composers. ...
15
Feb

Concert Review: Duruflé Requiem by Candlelight, Saturday 6th February 2016

Tweet Next Concert... 30th April 2016 at 7:30 pm St. Saviour's Church, St. Albans, AL1 4DF Chamber Choir Requiem concert shows the way One of the delights of concerts by the St Albans Chamber Choir is that musical director John Gibbons frequently springs surprises. Often it is a performance of a work by a little-known ...
31
Jan

Duruflé Requiem by Candlelight: Saturday 6th February 2016

Tweet Next Concert - Saturday 6 February 7.30pm St Peter’s Church St Albans AL1 3HG Stanford Magnificat for double choir Rubbra   Song of the Soul and works by Hubert Parry and George Lloyd John Gibbons conductor Nicholas Freestone organ Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano Andrew Shepstone baritone In his 1947 Requiem, Maurice Duruflé blended themes from the ...
4
Jan

Concert Review: Bach B Minor Mass, 28 November 2015

Tweet Next Concert... 6th February 2016 at 7:30 pm St. Peter's Church, St. Albans Mass meets Bach’s hopes One of  the pinnacles of  Johann Sebastian Bach’s huge career is his monumental Mass in B Minor yet surprisingly the great man never heard it in its entirety as it did not receive its complete performance until more ...
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