21 Apr 2018 7:30 PM - St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring on Thames

Our spring concert celebrates 20th century British and French composers.  It features Vaughan WilliamsSerenade to Music in a setting for choir with violin and piano, together with his popular Five English Folk Songs.

Britten’s Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard, for male voices, is a wonderfully descriptive telling of the fate of the two characters caught in flagrante delicto.

From France we’re singing the lovely Madrigal by Fauré, a tongue-in-cheek tale of the torment of young love.  Debussy’s beautiful Trois Chansons set poems by the 15th century Charles d’Orléans, dreaming of France while a prisoner in England after the battle of Agincourt.

Ravel’s Trois Chansons with their pastoral atmosphere and simple tunefulness pay homage to the Renaissance chanson; his Toi, le Coeur de la Rose, for female voices, is part of his opera L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges, with a text by Colette.

We hope you will come and enjoy this delightful and suitably lighthearted programme.


Full: £15; Concessions: £10; Under 18: £5

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