An Evening of French Reflective Music
Francis Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge Noire
Maurice Durufle Notre Pere
Maurice Durufle Requiem
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 titeled work by Gabriel Faure is based on the plain song 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 at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com
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
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.
Tickets £15 (Under 18's FREE) from Auden Theatre Box Office 01263 713444 or online at www.audentheatre.co.uk
ON SALE FROM EASTER 2017
|Monday 5||7.15 pm||AGM|
|Monday 12||7.00 pm for 7.15 pm||Open Rehearsal|
|Saturday 15||10. 00 am for 10.30 am||Come & Sing Lighthouse Sheringham|
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|Monday 24||HALF TERM No Rehearsal|
|Monday 21||7.00pm||Rehearsal St Peter's Sheringham|
|Friday 25||7.00pm||Rehearsal St Peter's Sheringham|
|Saturday 26||2.00 pm||Rehearsal St Peter's Sheringham|
|Monday 28||7.00 pm for 7.15 pm||Rehearsal / Social |