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My Love She Mourneth: From Despair To Joy

Performed by The Hexad Singers

March 23 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Concert duration is approximate
£7.50 - £15.00

“My Love She Mourneth: From Despair To Joy”

with music by Byrd, Cornysh, Debussy, Poulenc and Stanford

A programme showcasing gems from the English Renaissance for men’s voices contrasted with 20th and 21st century works.  This includes compositions by four living composers and the premiere of a work written specially for the occasion.

The expansive and richly textured motets of William Byrd form the backbone of the programme which traces a typically Lenten theme: darkness to light, despair to joy. Works in English from the likes of Matthew Martin and Charles Villiers Stanford, alongside the impressionistic French composers Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc, explore the wide-ranging ways of writing for this combination of voices, often considered solely an early music group.

Including local singer and musician Daniel Gethin, The Hexad Singers are formed from the choirs of St John’s College, Cambridge, New College, Oxford and Madgdalen College, Oxford.  These talented young male singers have developed an enthusiasm for ensemble singing that for many of them stemmed from their early years as choristers in churches and cathedrals around the country.

The individual members are much in demand with major professional groups, having performed with renowned choirs such as The Sixteen, Tenebrae, and Ex Cathedra, as well as vocal consorts such as The Gesualdo Six.

Details / Booking Info

Date:
March 23
Time:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Concert duration is approximate
Ticket Prices:
Standard - £15.00
Student under 25 - £7.50
Website:
https://concertsforcraswall.org
Booking URL:
https://concertsforcraswall.org/product/march-23rd-the-hexad-singers/

Organiser

Concerts for Craswall
Phone:
01981 510112
Email:
info@concertsforcraswall.org
Website:
http://www.concertsforcraswall.org

Venue

St Michael’s Church, Michaelchurch Escley
Michaelchurch Escley
Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire HR2 0JW United Kingdom
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