Regal, triumphant, nostalgic, spiritual and sentimental…
Our 2023/24 season of concerts spans a vast array of heartfelt musical expressions.
First up is "Royal Splendour" with music that spans everything from Mendelssohn’s song Italien Op.8, No.3, to music from the recent coronation of King Charles III. The program includes a multimedia screenshow of archival images and video.
Handel’s Messiah is a perennial Christmas favourite: a colourful journey of musical highs and lows. However, as in the ending of any great epic, triumph reigns.
But Christmas is often about our yesteryears; looking back, remembering and hearing those carols that you’ve heard all your lives. Old, new, rearranged, tarted up, reflective and humorous. “Tis the Season.” Let’s sing!
On Good Friday, we assume a more sombre cloak of incredible musical faith. Seven Last Words from the Cross by James MacMillan, for string orchestra and choir, is a dramatic powerhouse of brilliant musical writing. Don’t miss this one!
And finally, Warm Breath of Spring: Folksongs & Spirituals. Last season’s concert was so successful, we had to do it again.
As always, our concerts strive to transport listeners in a way that only the sonorities of choral music can achieve.