“Light” theme for choral concert in Cromer Church
The pieces to be performed at The Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society's concert in Cromer Parish Church on Saturday April 28 will all be based on the theme of Light.
The concert will feature “Eternal Light – A Requiem”, a major work by Howard Goodall CBE, the prodigious composer of musicals, choral music and a multitude of television theme music such as Blackadder, Mr Bean and, possibly, most popular The Vicar of Dibley. His requiem was originally commissioned by Rambert Dance Company as a choral-orchestral-dance piece and has quickly earned a firm place in the choral repertoire.
Howard Goodall tweets: “I Have a very happy memory of a concert with my school choir in Cromer Parish Church in the summer of 1974. Not in a million years would I have guessed then something like this by me would one day fill its arches.”
Also on the programme are works by the widely performed American composer Morten Lauridsen, the Norwegian Ola Gjeilo and the Devon-based composer of sacred music Graham Keitch whose works are rapidly becoming popular and frequently performed by choirs and in cathedrals around the world. The soloists will be Rosamund Walton, soprano; Lawrence Thackeray, tenor; Dhilan Gnanadurai, baritone.
Bob Cumber from the choral society said “We will be presenting a wonderful programme of 21st century choral music celebrating the theme of Light. This may be a 'modern' music concert but guaranteed to be highly melodic and no fear of dissonance! This promises to be an evening of beautiful music with a line-up of top class soloists.”
Musical Director, David Ballard says "This might just be the project I’ve worked on as a musician that I’m most excited about. I don’t care if you like choral music or not - you need to come and listen. Great contemporary music, great soloists, and a choir who want to show you they love it. Be there."
The concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday April 28. Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 on the door, under 18’s FREE. They are available now from Sheringham Little Theatre box office 01263 822347 or online at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com
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