On Saturday 25th November the Cranmer Company of Singers and Chamber Orchestra will be performing their Winter Charity Concert at Bottesford Parish Church at 7.30pm.
This concert dedicated to fundraising for Macmillan features eighteenth century works by three composers whose lifetimes overlapped, and two twentieth-century works by the enigmatic Gerald Finzi.
Antonio Vivaldi whose Gloria we will hear (RV589), is a twentieth-century rediscovery. Vivaldi composed for the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, the original singers and instrumentalists were all girls in receipt of charity, which makes the Gloria particularly appropriate for this charitable occasion.
William Boyce, a pillar of the cultural establishment is becoming so again, his music was played at Prince Harry’s wedding and at King Charles’s Coronation. The orchestra will play his Fourth Symphony.
The G.P. Telemann setting of Psalm 117 is a masterclass in the putting together of choral and instrumental religious music.
Both Telemann and Gerald Finzi enjoyed gardening, both cultivating exotic plants and fruits, Finzi’s passion being apples. His In Terra Pax: Christmas Scene is a work of great beauty, a miniature masterpiece uniting choir, orchestra and soloists. We also hear Finzi’s beautiful and gently tender Introit in F for solo violin and chamber orchestra.
The concert features the Cranmer Company of Singers and Chamber Orchestra, Sopranos: Sarah Trevers; Rachel Cropley, Baritone: Kieran Seymour Contralto: Sarah Morris, Violin: Sarah Cresswell and Conductor: Deborah Davies
Tickets at the door: £5, £10 or £20, tiered, please give as much as you can afford. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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