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Our Autumn concert this year features music by composers who share the anniversary of their birth or death with the year 2018. Jacob Arcadelt’s almost unknown mass setting – Missa de Beata Virgine is the mainstay of the first half with other lighter pieces. The second half is centred around Claude Debussy’s only part songs – Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans -a sublime set of impressionist pieces which contrast with the Englishness of Parry’s iconic “I was glad” and his…
Do come and join us for our concert of Advent music and carols both traditional and modern, conducted by Stuart McIntosh. We are pleased to announce that for this concert we will be joined by the choir of Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School, Ramsgate. A delightful occasion and an uplifting start to the Christmas season.
The Harmoniemesse, or Wind Band Mass, is the last of the six great masses that Haydn wrote for the name day of Maria Hermenegild, wife of his employer, Prince Nicolaus Esterházy. This celebratory work featuring sparkling, lengthier choral movements interspersed with intricate solo sections will sit alongside a selection of motets, mostly in the classical Viennese style, by Mozart, Glück, Gasparini and Michael Haydn.