Singers and Saxes 7th July 2018
St Mary Church, Old Basing, Hampshire
Singers and Saxes
Join us for a musical summer evening featuring a wide range of secular and sacred music, across the centuries from Victoria to Gershwin.
Conductor: Marilyn Mitcham
Organist: Paul Wright
Saxophones: Saxonian Quartet
St Mary Church
Magnificat – Durante/Pergolesi
For a long time it was attributed to Francesco Durante (1684-1755) of Naples, but it does not sound like any of Durante’s own surviving choral output. Consequently it has been attributed to his popular student Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), although this attribution is a subject of intense academic debate.
Seven Poems of Robert Bridges – Finzi
The choir will sing 3 pieces from this iconic work by Gerald Finzi. My spirit sang all day, Clear and gentle stream and I praise the tender flower.
To complement the English poetic theme the choir will perform Three English Lyrics by Jack Hawkes.
European Sacred music
The programme contains some much loved sacred music spanning the 16th to the 20th Century. Palestrina’s familiar Sicut cervus, Pitoni’s Cantate Domino, Haydn’s Insanae et vanae curae, Stanford’s Beati Quorum and Victoria’s Jesu Dulcis Memoria.
In the mood
A selection of popular classic songs arranged for choir including Blue Moon and Over the rainbow. Also the choir will be singing two arrangements from Porgy and Bess, arranged for the choir by Andrew Mitcham.