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Selwyn College Choir/ Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir
11th July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Paul Mealor’s The Farthest Shore headlines a fantastic concert featuring choirs from Cambridge, Canterbury and Romney Marsh children, accompanied by brass and organ. Music by Mendelssohn, Parry, Barber, Copland and Stanford make up a programme also including a Festival Commission by Daniel Saleeb.
Parry’s I Was Glad will end the first half of this concert, and this will be the first point at which all the performers come together in one glorious barrage of sound. And this is just the beginning; in the second half we are taken on a journey through an old folktale which tells of a mystical stranger, washed up on the shores, who couldn’t speak the language. He was very different in looks and colour to the villagers, and seemed to be ‘born of the recent storm’. He is greeted initially with much hostility, but in time heals a community. Who was the stranger? Did he really cure the village children of a plague? There are no real answers; however, what is known, is that the village changed dramatically after that encounter…
This concert will be a choral spectacular, and one not to be missed by lovers of choral music or wondrous tales!
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir
The Singing Stars of Hythe Bay & Palmarsh Primary Schools
Onyx Brass Simon Hogan (organ)
Claire Seaton (soprano) Edward Grint (bass) Frederick Butler (treble)
Michael Bawtree, David Newsholme, Sarah MacDonald (conductor)
Daniel Saleeb New Work (world premiere)
Mendelssohn Laudate Pueri
Stanford A Song of Wisdom
Copland Rodeo Suite
Barber Agnus Dei
Parry I Was Glad
Paul Mealor The Farthest Shore