From Madrigals to modern – Addison Oratorio and Chamber Choirs
13 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 13 July 2019, 7.30pm @ St Peter’s Church, Southfield Road, W41BB
89 Southfield Rd, Chiswick W4 1BB, junction of St Alban’s Ave. Free street parking available, Bus E3
The Addison Summer Concert sees the Oratorio and Chamber Choirs combine to perform a wide range of music, much of it inspired by words or music from different folk cultures or celebrating the joy of singing. A highlight of the evening is sure to be the world premiere of the second piece the Addison Singers have commissioned in memory of a much missed past member – Cathy Bereznicki. Even more special is the fact that this new piece has been written by our own Zillah Myers, a member of both the Oratorio and Chamber Choirs. Zillah has chosen to set an uplifting text by (appropriately enough!) Joseph Addison, that concludes with the lines – ‘In Reason’s ear they all rejoice/And utter forth in glorious voice/For ever singing as they shine, Thy Hand that made us divine’.
In addition the Oratorio Choir sing three of Holst’s powerful and mysterious ‘Hymns from the Rig Veda’, plus excerpts from ‘In Windsor Forest’ (the Cantata that Vaughan Williams adapted from his opera ‘Sir John In Love’) that revel in the influence of English folksong, and a recent work by Cecilia McDowall, setting inspirational words by Marie Curie.
The Chamber Choir focus on popular Madrigals, dark and at times decidedly grizzly settings of folk-ballads by the great Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and an arrangement of one of the most famous arias in all Opera – ‘Dido’s Lament’ from ‘Dido & Aeneas’, arranged by Gavin Bryars.
Tickets in advance £12, under 16’s £3 (+ WGT booking fee),
or £15 / £3 on the door.