Entitled ‘From Light to Darkness’, the music for this concert takes us through the passage of a day, from dawn to dusk. We start with the plainsong antiphon O Oriens (O Morning Star), moving seamlessly into a piece based on O Oriens by Cecilia McDowall, which leads into James Macmillan's O Radiant Dawn. This is followed by music by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Stanford and Elgar illustrating the coming morning.
The second half of the concert contemplates the calm and peace of the evening, starting with Balfour Gardiner's Evening Hymn. The first performance of an evocative piece, Still Evening specially written for the choir by Richard White and also using flute, cello and piano, follows. Other music includes The long day closes by Sullivan, Calme des nuits by Saint-Saens and pieces by Bob Chilcott and Karl Jenkins.
Saturday May 20th. 7.30pm Tickets are £7 (under 21s £4) and can be purchased at the Harlequin Gift Shop, Tenbury Wells, from members of Edge, or on the door. April 20th. They will also available on the door.
St Michael’s Church ,Berrington Road, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8EN
Saturday 20 May 2017