#chesterculture – Chester Music Society Choir Present a relaxing evening of Chorales for a Spring Evening – 14th May 2016

On Saturday 14th May 2016 join Chester Music Society Choir as they present a relaxing evening of Chorales for a Spring Evening featuring Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Spätzenmesse and Haydn’s Insanae et vanae curae in the peaceful surroundings of Chester Cathedral.

Morten Lauridsen is one of America’s best loved modern composers. Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London première as ‘a classic of new American choral writing’.

Mozart’s Sparrow Mass (Spatzenmesse) is short in a simple structure, but festively scored with brass and timpani in addition to four soloists and organ.

Giovanni Battista Draghi (1710-1736), better known as Pergolesi, wrote many works, sacred and secular, in his short life, some of which have been heard in films such as Amadeus and Farinelli.

Morwen Blythin studied harp with Ceinwen Stuart. Morwen has become a member of the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod and is known as Telynores Glannau Clwyd (Harpist of the Clwyd Coast).

 

Her programme will include:
Handel’s Passacaglia
Glinka’s Nocture
Hasslemans’ La Source
Mathias’ Improvisations
Grace Williams’ Hiraeth
David Watkins’ Nocturne & Fire Dance

Chester Music Society Choir Present a relaxing evening of Chorales for a Spring Evening

With Guest Recitalist: Morwen Blythin – harp, Chester Music Society Choir, Graham Eccles – Organ and Graham Jordan Ellis conducting.

Chester Cathedral
Saturday 14th May 2016
7.30pm
Tickets: £14 (Nave); £7 (Aisles, restricted view)
Reduced prices available.
Tel: 01244 500959

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