Bristol Chamber Choir
under the auspices of Bristol Madrigal Society
Our Spring concert in Redland on Sunday March 22nd, 2015.
Details below the poster.
A German Requiem - Bristol Chamber Choir
Redland Park United Reform Church, Whiteladies Road
Sunday 22nd March 2015 at 3pm
Tickets available now - online from Eventbrite,
over the counter at “Opus 13” 14 St Michaels Hill, or at the door.
And one for your diary …
Our Summer concert –
Of Birds and Beasts (madrigals and part-songs)
will be on Sunday afternoon, 28th June 2015.
Full details will be posted here when booking starts.
Schütz, more Schütz, Byrd, Kirbye and Parsley
- balm for your soul
Bristol Chamber Choir's Easter concert will be held on Sunday 22nd March 2015 at 3pm in the Redland Park United Reform Church on Whiteladies Road.
Mourning music is the most moving music...think for a moment - which stirs your soul more deeply, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus or the final movement of a Bach passion? With this in mind, we are offering you a Lenten concert overflowing with gloriously moving choral works.
At the heart lies Heinrich Schütz's funeral music, Musikalische Exequien, a multi-layered delight of mass and motets, first performed by us 53 years ago, at the birth of the early music revival. One of the texts set here - as a trio against the Song of Simeon - is 'Selig sind die Toten...' (blessed are the dead...), and you will be able to compare this with Schütz's later six-part motet of the same text.
The other half of the programme brings you Byrd's stunning 'Justorum animae' which we sing at rehearsal following the death of a choir member. Why keep such glory for solely sad occasions? Kirbye's 'Vox in Rama', the voice of Rachel weeping for her children, is another sumptuously soul-swathing piece, known to many.
Osbert Parsley, however, may not spring to mind when thinking of 16th-century English composers, but his rich, complex 'Lamentations' deserve a wider audience. If you are new to Parsley's work, you will be reassured by the description of his 'Salvator Mundi' as 'praiseworthy' by a later and more famous son of Norwich, Thomas Morley.
In all, the programme spans a century of European sacred music. Do come and luxuriate, with us, in these wonderful Lenten works.
|Byard's choir history of 1966|
|Echoes around us|
|Visit of Nuremberg Choir June 21st 2011|
|Summer social 2011|
|Long Ashton summer 2011|
|175th Anniversary Celebrations|
|Pearsall's memorial stone|
|Einsiedeln Tour 2013|