An Evening of French Reflective Music
Francis Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge Noire
Maurice Duruflé Notre Pere
Maurice Duruflé Requiem
Maurice Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain
Saturday 8 April 2017, 7.30 pm
Cromer Parish Church, Cromer
David Ballard Conductor
Anthony Gowing Organ
Charli Andrews Mezzo Soprano
Simon Mulligan Baritone
An evening of French reflective music by two of the 20th century's greatest, if not most revolutionary, composers.
Maurice Durufle's Requiem, largely modelled on the titled work by Gabriel Faure is based on the plainsong tradition. It is a work of great emotion and features an ecstatic climax during the Sanctus which must rival anything in the choral repertoire. Durufle was fiercely protective of his music and burnt many manuscripts but his works in this concert are clearly from the pen of a master.
Francis Poulenc achieved a greater fame in his lifetime though his Litanies which open this concert are a deeply personal work composed in less than a week. This is the first piece of religious choral writing completed by Poulenc for three-part female voices and consists of a sequence of prayers to Mary.
Tickets £10 (£12 on the door) UNDER 18's FREE from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 or online - click link below
Tickets also available from (personal callers only) :
K Hardware Cromer (opposite Cromer Parish Church)
Cromer Tourist Information Office
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Gala Concert The Seasons
Joseph Haydn The Seasons
Saturday 15 July 2017, 7.30 pm
Auden Theatre, Holt
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society and orchestra
David Ballard conductor
Zaira Palumbo soprano
Lawrence Thackeray tenor
Tom Appleton bass
Anthony Gowing continuo
Written in 1802, after the success of its big brother The Creation, it has suffered in the intervening years from a libretto translated from English to German and back to English and the loss of much piquancy in the text as a consequence. It has now been re-released with an English libretto much closer to the original allowing Haydn's humour, wit and musical genius to be shown at its finest.
In order to enjoy the fine location of the Auden Theatre on what we hope will be a fine summer evening ticket holders are invited to picnic on the lawns between the theatre and the new Music School prior to the concert. The bar will be open from 6.30 pm.
Tickets £15 (Under 18's FREE) from Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444 or online - click button below
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|Monday 13||No rehearsal - half term|
|Saturday 18||7.30pm||SILENT MOVIE - Phantom of the Opera - St Peters Sheringham|
|Monday 3||TBC||Rehearsal - Cromer Church|
|Saturday 8||2.00pm ||Rehearsal - Cromer Church|
CONCERT - Cromer Church|
|Monday 29||No rehearsal - bank holiday|
|Monday 10||TBC||Rehearsal - Auden Theatre|
|Friday 14||TBC||Rehearsal - Auden Theatre|