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Listen.Time Passes: celebrating the Sine Nomine Singers' silver anniversary

When
Saturday June 15, 2019 at 19:30
Where
St George's Church, Bromley
Tickets
£12 and £5 JSA and students, on the door. £10 and £4.99 if bought online in advance
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  1. Excerpts, from Mass for 4 voices - William Byrd
  2. O clap your hands together - Orlando Gibbons
  3. Hear my Prayer, O Lord Z 15 - Henry Purcell
  4. Crucifixus - Antonio Lotti
  5. Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. Ave Maria - Anton Bruckner
  7. I was glad - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  8. Caelos ascendit hodie, from 3 Motets Op 38 - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
  9. Hail, gladdening light - Charles Wood
  10. Excerpts, from Mass in G minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  11. Hail, gladdening Light - Sir William Henry Harris
  12. Excerpts, from Mass for double choir - Frank Martin
  13. Excerpts, from Requiem - Herbert Howells
  14. Good wine, from Songs of springtime - Ernest J Moeran
  15. Hodie Christus natus est, from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël - Francis Poulenc
  16. My spirit sang all day, from 7 Partsongs Op 17 - Gerald Finzi
  17. O sacrum convivium - Olivier Messiaen
  18. Bogoroditse Djevo - Arvo Pärt
  19. Excerpts from St Magnus Mass - William Petter

Each choir member has been asked to nominate their favourite piece of music from the archive of Sine Nomine Singers’ events since 1994, and this concert’s programme comprises these old favourites. This has made for a very broad range of musics, from the 16th century composer William Byrd to that of the contemporary Estonian Arvo Pärt. There will be classic stalwarts of choral repertoire such as Lotti’s Crucifixus, and Bach’s Komm, Jesu, Komm as well as lesser known gems such as Finzi’s My Spirit sang all day and music by William Petter, the choir’s conductor from 2013 till 2016. Co-founder Stephen Davies and former members of the choir, will return from far and wide to join in three items, including Parry’s joyous I was glad.

Soprano Carol Whinnom, who has sung with the choir since 2002, chose Purcell’s exquisite 17th century choral fragment, 'Hear my Prayer, O Lord' for the programme. “I love the crunchy harmonies of this piece,” she commented, “and have fond memories of singing it in France after the choir had been on a tour of a vineyard. I hope the audience then realised that the exciting clashing notes were deliberate, and not just the result of our wine-tasting!” Appropriately enough, Moeran’s song, 'Good Wine' will also be on the programme, and refreshments will be available in the interval.


Venue
St George's Church
Bickley Park Road
Bromley
Kent
BR1 2BE
England
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