Concert Awake my Soul Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society join forces with Broadland Youth choir to perform John Rutter’s Mass of the Children alongside the world premiere of Seasons which was especially commissioned from Thomas Hewitt Jones and is dedicated to the choral society and to the memory of Barbara Proctor. Barbara, a long-standing member of the choir, gifted funds in her will to the Society. This concert is given in her memory.
John Rutter's Mass of the Children was first performed on 13 February 2003 in Carnegie Hall, New York, conducted by the composer. As well as including traditional Latin texts the Mass also includes verse by Thomas Ken (1637- 1711), William Blake (1757 – 1827) and others.
Seasons by Thomas Hewitt Jones is a cycle of movements about the seasons of the year using the words of four poets: D H Lawrence, William Shakespeare, Emily Brontë and Paul Williamson.
Edward Elgar's Te Deum was the first of his major works intended for a church service. It was commissioned alongside his Benedictus for the 1897 Three Choirs’ Festival at Hereford and has remained popular ever since.
The youth choir will also perform four short pieces.
Broadland Youth Choir is directed by Zaira Palumbo who is also our Soprano soloist for this performance.
Programme: John Rutter Mass of the Children; Thomas Hewitt Jones Seasons (World Premiere); Sir Edward Elgar Te Deum and other items.
Performers: Zaira Palumbo, Soprano; Isaac Cooper, Baritone; Broadland Youth Choir; Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society; Sheringham and Cromer Chamber Ensemble; Philip Adams, Accompanist; Jodie Ballard, flute; David Ballard, Conductor.
7.00 pm Tickets £15 (£18 on the door) Under 18's from Box Office at Sheringham Little Theatre 01263 822347 or online
Cromer Parish Church
Church Street Cromer Norfolk NR27 9ES
Sat 30 April