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An amazing summer concert from the Concordia Chamber Choir
Posted by: concordia 28 May, 2019 09:24

The programme for this year's Concordia summer concert, a particularly adventurous one, features three brilliant composers who span the entire 20th century.

The centrepiece of the evening is the Mass (Opus 130) by the Belgian composer and organist Joseph Jongen. This is one of the most memorable Mass settings of the mid-20th century, a powerful and dramatic work with moments of both great splendour and intense subtlety. If you're not familiar with this stunning piece of choral music, it will be a revelation.

We'll also be performing several short works by the exciting contemporary composer Alec Roth, most noted for his operatic collaboration with the famous writer Vikram Seth. These are Jubilate, Men and Angels, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. To complete the programme, we present two pieces by the great Gustav Holst: Nunc Dimittis, and the exquisite This Have I Done For My True Love, probably his finest partsong, based on an ancient Cornish poem.

As a choir, Concordia's mission is to help our audiences extend their musical horizons as well as offering more established favourites. This is one such concert. We do hope you'll join us on an exciting evening of musical discovery.

The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday, 15th June at All Saintsí Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, or £13 in advance from Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price. Remember that feeling you get coming home from an amazing concert? Make a note in your diary now!

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