Choral Music at St Mary's

27/01/2015 12:41

It's not so much the music that's local, but the music makers are. Our rehearsal venue at St Matthew's Church Hall, Stretford is not far at all from Davyhulme.

We have a very varied programme for you!
There are pieces by Bob Chilcott, (former King's Singer and increasingly well-known choral composer) - 'My Heart's Friend', and 'Come Back'; a selection of Scandinavian songs - Jussi Chydenius's 'Deep in the Night' (with advice from the composer to make it 'funky but poetic') and a couple of catchy Swedish numbers - 'Hold me Fast' and 'Coffee Time' plus a song by Norwegian Ole Gjeilo. There are a couple of Jazz Folk Songs arranged by Chilcott - a Children's song from Northern Ireland 'Tell my Ma' ('funky' again!)  and ' House of the Rising Sun' ('bluesy').
In  complete contrast there are two Russian Orthodox songs (one by Rachmaninov) and Morten Lauridsen's 'O Magnum Mysterium' plus a pair of his beautiful songs from his settings of Rilke's 'Les Chansons des Roses'.

What more could you want?