Light and Shade at Thaxted Church
Sunday 24 March 2019, concert 18:30
Thaxted Church, Essex
A concert of two halves with Thaxted Primary School Choir.
First – great choral classics of the 20th Century, including Elgar – Lux Aeterna, Stainer – God So Loved The World, Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium, Whitacre – Seal Lullaby.
Second – Hollywood & Broadway of the ’20s and ’30s including Blue Moon, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Tea For Two, Happy Days Are Here Again.
Tickets are £10 and under 18s go free!
Coro 94 at the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London
05 May 2019, concert 17:00
St. Stephen Walbrook, City of London
The ambience and gorgeous acoustic of St Stephen Walbrook are complemented by Coro 94’s choice of music in a pilgrimage through 600 years of choral music. Classic masterpieces like Elgar’s Lux Aeterna, Purcell’s Hear My Prayer and Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium stand alongside stunningly beautiful contemporary gems such as Allain’s O Dayspring, Ešenvald’s Only In Sleep, and Kverno’s Corpus Christi Carol. A veritable palette of choral favourites! The choir will be joined in three pieces by the young, Slovak, international saxophonist Alžbeta Klasová. The juxtaposition of choir and saxophone is a very special and increasingly popular combination in contemporary music. It will be heard to great emotional effect in the performance of the oldest piece in the programme, the setting of Parce Mihi Domine by the early Renaissance Spanish composer Morales. Here, the saxophone improvises and embellishes over and around the simple but poignant music: a truly inspiring experience.