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Songs of Love and Life | The Elysian Singers of London

When
Saturday February 16, 2019 at 19:30
Where
St Pancras Church, London
Tickets
£15 or £10 for concessions
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Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. 5 English Folksongs - Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • The dark eyed sailor
    • The spring time of the year
    • Just as the tide was flowing
    • The lover's ghost
    • Wassail Song
  2. The lily of heaven - Owen Leech
  3. Cecilia speaks - Ian Stephens
  4. Feeling good - Leslie Bricusse, lyrics by Anthony Newley
  5. Folksong medley - arranged by Emily Dickens
  6. Shenandoah - Traditional American, arranged by Thomas Hewitt Jones
  7. The Flower - Alec Roth
  8. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever - Mark Fleming
  9. True love - Alexander Campkin
  10. Ciao bella, ciao - Traditional Italian, arranged by Ben Parry
  11. David of the White Rock - Traditional Welsh
  12. Danny Boy - Traditional Irish, arranged by Jonathan Rathbone
  13. What shall we do with the drunken sailor? - Traditional English, arranged by Jonathan Rathbone

Vaughan Williams was a leading member of the first English folksong revival in the early years of the 20th century, and his ‘Five English Folk Songs’ provides the launchpad for a concert of folksong arrangements and contemporary settings of poetry old and new. ‘Cecilia speaks’ (2015) is a trilogy by Ian Stephens based on words by award-winning poet Isabel Rogers, while Owen Leech, Alec Roth, Mark Fleming and Alexander Campkin have each set classic literature to music. And we return to the world of folk music in lush close harmony arrangements made for the Swingle Singers and Voces8.


Venue
St Pancras Church
Euston Road
London
London
NW1 2BA
England
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