Cantemus Spring Concert
7:30pm 11th May 2019
St Mary the Virgin, Beech Hill
Madrigals in May
Conductor: Ian Westley
Accompanist: Mary Westley
Guitar Ravi Nathwani
Concert in aid of the church fabric
Entry price £10 on the door
St Mary the Virgin Church, Beech Hill
From the Bavarian Highlands, Op 27 – Edward Elgar
Is a work for choir and piano by Edward Elgar. It is a set of six choral songs Elgar wrote under the collective title Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, as a remembrance of a holiday the Elgar’s had enjoyed in Upper Bavaria, mostly at Garmisch, in the autumn of 1894.
The choir will perform some English madrigals from the 16th century. Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis (Wilbye), Flora gave me fairest flowers (Wilbye), Now is the month of Maying (Morley) and This sweet and merry month of May (Byrd).
Porgy and Bess (Medley) – George Gershwin
This medley includes the songs, Summertime, My man’s gone now, I got plenty o’ nuttin, I ain’t necessarily so, Bess, you is my woman, Oh lawd, I,m on my way
A small section of lighter music, including the sea shanty ‘Drunken Sailor’, the Londonderry Air and Tequila Samba.