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The City of Oxford Choir: Days are where we live

Saturday March 18, 2023 at 19:30
St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford
£15. Concessions £12 or £5
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  1. At Sunrise - Toivo Kuula
  2. 4 Quartets, for mixed voices and piano Op 92 - Johannes Brahms
  3. Hymne au soleil - Lili Boulanger
  4. Soir sur la plaine - Lili Boulanger
  5. Karakia - Zoe Martlew
  6. The Twenty-Eight Times - James Whitbourn
  7. The day is done - Stephen Paulus

Our programme leads us on a musical journey through the day from sunrise to sunset. In between we will explore the days where we live through a sequence of music celebrating the best of creative idleness: eating and drinking, roaming, laughing and loving. A highlight of the programme is Brahms Op 92, a quartet of partsongs featuring the beguiling and romantic O schoene Nacht! (O beautiful night!) and Abendlied (Evensong). We will also feature pieces by Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the Prix de Rome, which she did at the age of nineteen. Zoe Martlew's Karakia sets a traditional Maori prayer and, along with James Whitbourn's The Twenty-Eight Times, respresents contemporary choral writing, both having been published in the last ten years. We will round out our songs of the day with pieces by Kodaly, Saint-Saens and more.

Please join the City of Oxford Choir and the incomparable Anna Markland on piano for this thoughtful musical exploration of what days are for.

St Michael at the North Gate
Cornmarket Street

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