Cantemus Chamber Choir

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

Programme Highlights

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.

English Madrigals

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.