We welcome fabulous Leicester-based chamber choir The Cecilian Singers to the 2017 Spring Series who will lead us on a musical adventure from Bach to the Beatles! The concert will be presented in four sections: “Folk Songs” will explore traditional music from the British Isles and the New World; “Through the Ages” features music from each century starting in the Renaissance and finishing in the present day with a piece by the choir's conductor, Jeremy Jackman; Edwardiana features works by some of those turn-of-the-century heroes of the English choral tradition; and finally Whatever Next? offers some lighter repertoire from more recent times.
- Traditional Folk Songs: Among the leaves so green, O; Bobby Shaftoe; Black Sheep; Sourwood Mountain
- Through the Ages: Tomkins See, See, the Shepherd's Queen; Bach Bist du bei mir?; Stevens You spotted snakes; Leslie Charm me asleep; Wood Hail, Gladdening Light; Jackman Arise, Shine!; Brahms Warum ist das Licht gegeben?
- Edwardiana: Finzi My spirit sang all day; Bairstow Music when soft voices die; Parry My soul, there is a country; Stanford Beati Quorum Via
- Whatever Next: Gershwin I got rhythm; Porter Miss Otis regrets; Oakland Java Jive; Sherwin A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square; Lennon & McCartney Help!
The Cecilian Singers
Conductor - Jeremy Jackman
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
The Cecilian Singer has been gracing the musical scenes of this country and abroad for 33 years. Although the choir are based in Leicester, many of its members travel an extraordinary number of miles to join their MD, Jeremy Jackman for rehearsals and his Assistant, Guy Turner.
Their broad repertoire includes music from the Renaissance to the present day, with new works written especially for them by contemporary composers, including Jeremy Jackman. Well known celebrities who have shared the concert platform with the Cecilians include The Temperance Seven, Emma Johnson and John Lenehan, Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley, Peter Skellern, The Cambridge Buskers, Fairer Sax and Black Dyke Brass Band.
Over the years, the choir has toured Northern Germany, Northern Italy, Belgium, Spain, Paris, Austria and the Czech Republic. They are looking forward to a tour of Central Italy in 2017. More information about the Cecilian Singers is available on their website. www.ceciliansingers.co.uk