Sunday 14 May 2017

Granta Chorale

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Sacred music is usually heard in a church setting, but when Granta Chorale presents a sumptuous and hugely varied programme of sacred pieces at Saffron Hall on Sunday 14 May, the clear, warm acoustic of the hall will shine its own light on this wide-ranging music.

Bach’s 20-minute masterpiece Jesu, meine Freude features amid a host of other pieces from different eras. There are lively renaissance rhythms in Byrd’s Laudibus in Sanctis, pure Italian opera style in Verdi’s heartfelt homage to the Virgin Mary for women’s voices, and rich French 20th century harmonies in well-loved motets by Duruflé and Poulenc. These are all true choral classics, often heard on radio, but Granta Chorale also embraces newer repertoire in a sprinkling of pieces by current day composers.

Two popular pieces from James MacMillan’s Strathclyde Motets are O Radiant Dawn and Data Est Mihi Potestas. With roots closer to Saffron Walden, there’s Factus Est Repente (Suddenly there came a sound from heaven) from composer and choir member Sarah Cattley, while a new work from the choir’s conductor Janet Wheeler By Thee I will Abide briefly parallels some of the themes of Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude, ending with a soothing lullaby.

This concert will finish at approximately 4.45pm

The free minibus service between Audley End Station and Saffron Hall will not be in operation for this concert.

To book a wheelchair space or if you have any access requirements please phone the Box Office.

Presented by Granta Chorale

There are no upcoming performances.
Granta Chorale
Janet Wheeler musical director
Richard Carr accompanist

MacMillan O Radiant Dawn

Poulenc Vinea electa mea

Duruflé Four Motets on Gregorian Themes

Bach Jesu, Meine Freude BWV.227

Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis

Phibbs Gaudeamus

SL Cattley Factus Est Repente

Janet Wheeler Alleluia, I heard a voice

Verdi Ladi alla Vergine Maria

Britten Hymn to the Virgin

Janet Wheeler By Thee I will Abide

James MacMillan Data est mihi omnis potestas

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