Faire is the Heaven, Elgar Concert Hall / The Bramall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Saturday, 9th May 2020 at 7:00pm; Elgar Concert Hall / The Bramall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK B15 2TT.

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The late Renaissance splendour of Monteverdi’s Italian innovation, the glorious golden age of English Tudor choral music from Weelkes and Byrd, the baroque energy of Handel, Mendelssohn’s brilliance and Holst’s popular orchestral St Paul’s Suite – this concert has such a range of wonderful music for you to explore and enjoy. At its heart, two mini-masterpieces by William Harris include this concert’s eponymous ‘Faire is the Heaven’.

Join the City of Birmingham Choir for an uplifting evening of song, celebrating some of the best choral music composed in the European tradition. Accompanied by the Westminster Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Adrian Lucas.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Doors open 5 pm, concert starts at 7 pm.

Programme:
Mendelssohn – Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
William Byrd – Ave verum corpus
Thomas Weelkes – O Lord arise
Holst – St Paul’s Suite (orchestra)
Monteverdi – Nisi Dominus
INTERVAL
William Harris – Faire is the heaven
William Harris – Bring us, O Lord God
Handel – Concerto Grosso in D major/minor Op.3 No.6 (orchestra)
William Byrd – Three motets:
Victimae paschali
Terra tremuit
Pascha nostrum
Handel – Laudate pueri (in D)

Adrian Lucas conductor
City of Birmingham Choir
Westminster Chamber Orchestra

Tickets available via BUY TICKETS button to Ticketsource.
£18 (+ fee £1.40)
Concession (students, disabled) £5 (+ fee £0.39)
Concession applies to registered disabled and students in full time education.

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