Judith Bingham The Very Distant Days
London Concord Singers
conductor Malcolm Cottle

Thursday 24 July 2014, 7.30pm
St. Michael's Church
Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH

Judith Bingham - The Very Distant Days, world premiere
Cecilia McDowall - Regina Caeli
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Five English Folk Songs
Zoltan Kodaly - Oregek
Ernst Bloch - Yihu Leratzon
Victoria - Missa Quam Pulchri Sunt
Charles Villiers Stanford - The Blue Bird
Peter Phillips - Ave Verum Corpus
Thomas Weelkes - Alleluia
Judith Bingham's new work The Very Distant Days, a London Concord Singers commission, sets a text which intriguingly combines words by Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. Bingham uses extracts from Dombey and Son and Alice in Wonderland to create a wonderfully meditative piece on ageing and growing old. London Concord Singers will be performing this alongside Zoltan Kodaly's own take on the same subject, Oregek.

Also in the programme is Vaughan Williams Five English Folksongs, one of the gems of the 20th century choral repertoire, plus a selection of sacred music spanning 600 years from Victoria and Phillips to Cecilia McDowall.

Tickets price £12, under 25's £5, other concessions £10 Tickets available on the door
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