Venue: St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW
Date: Saturday 22 February 2020
Time: 7.30pm (Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm)
Tickets: £12.50 (£15 on the door) Student/Child £7
Spring is coming and sheep will soon be grazing ! Enjoy J S Bach and Roxanna Panufnik.
Alongside a performance of Bach’s incredibly popular aria for soprano ‘Sheep may Safely Graze’, the choir will perform Bach’s joyous Missa Brevis in A. The orchestra will also play Bach’s Orchestral Suite no 2, full of lively dances and the bright sound of solo flute, suggestive of a happy court celebration. Roxanna Panufnik’s setting of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem ‘Spring’ is a piece full of evocative word-painting, portraying life bursting from the death of winter. It is a work characterised by optimism and hope. As the composer says in the preface to this music “Whatever winters lie ahead of us, they will always be followed by spring.” This year we are pleased to support the work of Oakleaf Enterprise, Guildford.
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