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Picture of a Child Of Our Time

A CHILD OF OUR TIME: TIPPETT

Join us in November for a concert featuring the great works of 19th and 20th century English composers. Tippett started writing A Child of Our Time  the day after World War II was declared. It was written as an expression of “man’s inhumanity to man;” it’s one of his most widely known choral works.

The Enigma Variations is one of the greatest orchestral pieces of the 19th century and secured Elgar’s reputation as a composer of international standing. It is also one of the most popular works for lovers of English music.

Based on a Walt Whitman poem, Toward the Unknown Region, this is Vaughan Williams’ first major choral piece, but already reveals in full measure a mastery of choral technique and structure – moving from dark mystery at the opening to a blaze of celebratory triumph at its conclusion.

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photo Chartres in celebration of 60th anniversary of twinning between Chichester and Chartres

Gloria: John Rutter

Join us this June for a varied programme of French and English music and we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the twinning of the cities of Chichester and Chartres. We are delighted to be joined by 15 singers from Le Grand Choeur du Conservatoire de Chartres as we perform works from French classics to contemporary English masters.

John Rutter: Gloria
Jonathan Willcocks: From darkness to light
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
César Franck: Panis Angelicus
Jonathan Little: Crucifixus
Louis Vierne: Messe Solennelle

 

 

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