British Choral Classics

7:30pm, Sat, 5 Oct 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 7:30pm
    Venue: St Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG
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    Description: British Choral Classics
    This concert features an exciting range of classic British music.  Parry’s glorious anthem ‘I was Glad’ will be familiar from the Coronation and other royal events, as will the music of Elgar’s ‘Song of Liberty’, an arrangement of Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4.  Vaughan Williams’ less well-known ‘Toward the Unknown Region’, his first major choral piece, brilliantly expresses poet Walt Whitman’s inspirational and humanistic text with music that starts quietly and simply but builds through waves of excitement to an exultant climax.  We celebrate the 150th anniversary of Holst’s birth with his beautiful 'Short Festival Te Deum', and the centenary of Stanford’s death with his dramatic and atmospheric ‘Songs of the Sea’ and ‘The Bluebird’.  Three of Vaughan Williams’ ‘Songs of Travel’ for baritone solo, Elgar’s ‘The Shower’, and Sullivan’s lovely and tranquil ‘The Long Day Closes’ complete a rich and varied programme. 

    Bexhill Choral Society is joined by well-known baritone soloist Peter Grevatt, with accompaniment from the Sussex Concert Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Roberts. 
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