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Twelfth Night: Barber, Ludford, Poulenc and Rachmaninov | The Carice Singers

When
Friday January 4, 2019 at 19:30
Where
St Mary's Church, Bourne Street, London
Tickets
£15, £5 students
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  1. Twelfth Night - Samuel Barber
  2. Nesciens mater - Walter Lambe
  3. Here is the little door - Herbert Howells
  4. Sing lullaby - Herbert Howells
  5. A spotless rose - Herbert Howells
  6. Ave cuius conceptio - Nicholas Ludford
  7. Un soir de neige - Francis Poulenc
  8. Winter Hymn - Per Nørgård
  9. Christe, qui lux et ed dies IV - Robert White
  10. Um Mitternacht, from 5 Rückert Lieder - Gustav Mahler, arranged for 9 voices by Clytus Gottwald
  11. The Rich Cavalcade - Peter Warlock
  12. Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock
  13. Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Rejoice O Virgin), from Vespers, 'All-night vigil' Op 37 - Sergey Rachmaninov

Twelfth Night is an important moment in the religious calendar, marking the end of Christmas and the beginning of Epiphany. However across the centuries it has acquired many mysterious traditions associated with the ushering in of the new year, one being the 'Wassail'.

Bridging this gap between the sacred and profane, our seasonal programme of unaccompanied choral works by Barber, Poulenc, Nørgård, Mahler, Rachmaninov, along with Howells and Warlock and early English composers, will see The Carice Singers' hallmark of magical, warm and pure sound at its most imaginative.

The Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble directed by George Parris, described as possessing a "beauty of tone" and "musicality" that "few can match" (Gramophone Magazine, 2016). Since its founding in 2011, the ensemble has performed at many festivals and venues throughout the British Isles and in Germany (including Cheltenham Music Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival), in addition to making recordings for Naxos and the BBC Music Magazine.

George Parris combines his role as Founder and Conductor of The Carice Singers with further studies in Choral Conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he is also a member of the Helsinki Chamber Choir. He read Music at both Cambridge and Oxford universities and has received a Certificate of Merit from the Elgar Society for his research on Elgar's music. He has worked with the Croatian Radio-Television Choir, and observed the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, RIAS Kammerkor and the Latvian Radio Choir.


Venue
St Mary's Church, Bourne Street
30 Bourne Street
London
London
SW1W 8JJ
England
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