CB sing a cappella pieces by Celia Harper as part of local composers group Composers Present programme at the Church of St Saviour Wendell Park. CB music includes the premiere of Celia’s setting of George Herbert’s poem Bitter-Sweet commissioned by Christabel Ames Lewis. Also settings of 3 poems by Gloucestershire poet FW Harvey. The programme also includes organ and piano music taking advantage of the church organ and the fine Steingraeber concert grand piano currently on loan in the church.
Sunday 21 October 2012 at 6.30 pm “Words and Music towards All Souls” at St Mary’s Church, Acton High Street, W3 9NW (by Morrisons).
On similar lines to Music and Silence at St Saviours Wendell Park, this will be approximately one hour of music with silences and spoken words looking forward to All Souls at the end of the month. The music will be a typical CB mixed bag including the Schutz “Selig sind die Toden” written specially for All Souls. We will be trying for the innovation of saxophone improvisation by the Rector over the Morales “Parce mihi Dominum” which is in our repertoire just for voices. Some of you may know “Officium” the CD by Jan Garborek with the Hilliard Endemble from which this was a much played piece a few years back. Also there will be some spirituals ending with “Steal Away”.
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington with Surrey Brass
In the Gothic Cathedral splendour of the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, CB are joining in the Surrey Brass seasonal programme of carols and Christmas music old and new. Something new for us – we hope to sing a gallery carol with band! St Paul’s School Choir and audience singing complete the picture. Oh and mulled wine and mince pies on sale in the interval.