Past Concerts - "Faire is the Heaven"

Cantorum Choir

Date - Saturday 27th March 2010
Event - "Faire is the Heaven"
Venue - St John the Baptist Church, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PD
     

The choir returned to its roots for “Faire is the Heaven” on Saturday 27th March – a concert showcasing many a cappella pieces from the English choral tradition. We were very lucky indeed to secure guest conductor Michael Sanderson for this event. Michael has a distinguished profile both as a professional and amateur musician – and in both voice and baroque violin. He has a significant recording and broadcasting pedigree and is very well known in local musical circles, running several choirs. The programme he chose was very challenging: all his favourite choral pieces – almost all of which were new to our repertoire! In a short rehearsal period, the choir worked to its limits and pulled off a demanding concert with great credit and very positive audience feedback. The first half concentrated on earlier music: gorgeous items by Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins, Dering and Purcell, before hastening up to date with W. H. Harris’s complex twentieth century anthem for double choir Faire is the Heaven. The second half was made up entirely of rich music from our own times: Bax This Worldes Joie, Tavener The Lamb and The Tyger and the famous Britten cantata Rejoice in the Lamb. Special praise must go to the soloists (seven in all). We were also delighted to host the superb flute duo “Flutiful” for instrumental numbers by Handel and Clarke – with the excellent Gillian Salmon at the piano. Organist Rhidian Jones also contributed a virtuosic solo piece by the Tudor composer William Byrd.

 
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