Forthcoming concerts

In Tune with Heaven
Charles Hubert Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Zoltán Kodály Missa Brevis
Sir Edward Elgar Te Deum

Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.00pm
St Peters Parish Church, Sheringham
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION THIS CONCERT WILL NOT NOW TAKE PLACE
David Ballard, conductor

Philip Adams, organist

This concert includes works by two of the great composers whose lives spanned the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Blest Pair of Sirens is a short choral work  by the Charles Hubert Parry, setting John Milton's Ode at a solemn Musick. It was first performed at St James's Hall, London on 17 May 1887, conducted by its dedicatee, Charles Villiers Stanford. Edward Elgar was commissioned to compose this setting of the Te Deum in 1897 for that year's Three Choirs Festival in Hereford. Set in english the title comes from its opening words in Latin, “Te Deum Laudamus” (“O God we praise you”).

Also in this programme is the Missa Brevis composed some 50 years later by the Hungarian Zoltán Kodály.  Kodály remained in Hungary during the Nazi occupation. After the war he became one of the leading figures in the development of music education in Europe. In common with a number of early 20th century composers, much of his music is based on national folksongs and dances. Early in 1945 Red Army troops finally overcame the German forces who had been occupying the city of Budapest. The surviving civilian population emerged from where they had been sheltering during the seven weeks of non-stop bombing, to find large parts of the city destroyed. Kodály was caught up in this carnage, taking refuge in the cellar of the Budapest Opera House where, somewhat improbably, the Missa Brevis was composed. It was not an entirely new piece, but a re-working of the composer’s purely instrumental Organ Mass of 1942. First performed in the cloakroom of the Opera House, it later received its official première at the 1948 Three Choirs Festival in Worcester.

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Kodaly & Brahms
Zoltán Kodály Missa Brevis
Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem

Saturday 11 July 2020, 7.30pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION THE PLANNED PERFORMANCE OF HANDEL'S ALEXANDER'S FEAST HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 2021 (DATE TBC)
Details will be announced shortly

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Members' Diary

September 2019
Monday 97.00pmFirst Rehearsal Autumn Term
Monday 167pm-9pmAGM (7.00 for 7.15pm) followed by rehearsal
October 2019
Saturday 1210 am - 4 pmCOME AND SING - Vivaldi Gloria
Monday 21NO REHEARSAL - HALF TERM
November 2019
Monday 187.00 pmRehearsal - St Peter's Sheringham
Friday 227.00 pmRehearsal - St Peter's Sheringham
Saturday 232 pm to 5 pm Rehearsal - St Peter's Sheringham
7.00pm CONCERT - St Peters Sheringham
Monday 257.00 pmRehearsal
December 2019
Monday 27.00pmLast Rehearsal Autumn Term
January 2020
Monday 67.00pmFirst Rehearsal Spring Term
February 2020
Monday 17NO REHEARSAL - HALF TERM
March 2020
Sunday 111 am - 4 pmOpen Garden Fundraising Event - Chestnut Farm W Beckham
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April 2020
Monday 67.00pmSocial Event
Monday 207.00 pmRehearsal - St Peter's Sheringham
Friday 247.00 pmRehearsal - St Peter's Sheringham
Saturday 252.00 pmRehearsal - St Peter's Sheringham
7.00pm CONCERT - St Peters Sheringham
Monday 277.00pmFirst Rehearsal Summer Term - Open Rehearsal
May 2020
Monday 47.00 pmOpen Rehearsal
Monday 25NO REHEARSAL - HALF TERM
July 2020
Monday 67.00 pmRehearsal - Cromer Parish Church
Friday 107.00 pmRehearsal - Cromer Parish Church
Saturday 112.00 pmRehearsal - Cromer Parish Church
7.30 pm Concert - Cromer Parish Church