22 Jun 2019 19:30 - St Andrews Church, Albert Road, Reading

Summer music from Britain and the Baltic countries

Our concert celebrates summer in all its manifestations: the languorous, basking warmth of the summer sun, the phenomenon of the northern lights, and the singing and dancing which in many countries celebrate midsummer and the feast of St John the Baptist.

The concert features Tormis’ St John’s Day Songs whose tunes and texts are derived from the traditional Estonian, midsummer, all-night bonfire celebrations.

As well as these lively and unusual songs we will be singing works by, among others, Britten, Jonathan Dove, Jonathan Harvey, Latvian composers Einfelde, Vasks and Ešenvalds, and the Finnish composer Rautavaara.

We hope you will join us to enjoy this delightful and varied programme.

Tickets
Full: £15 • Concessions: £10 • Under 18: £5
Bookings
tickets@readingbachchoir.org.uk • 0118 987 1452
www.wegottickets.com (booking fee applies)

 

Pre-Concert Talk: 18:30

We’re delighted to be joined by a solar physicist from the Reading University Meteorology Department speaking about the Sun, why we have short days in summer and long days in winter and about the phenomenon of the Northern lights, described in epic detail in Ešenvald’s piece.

Please arrive at the venue by 18.30 to hear this fascinating talk.