six centuries in one night with choir

Bakewell Choral Society
Bakewell Choral Society

Travel across six centuries of music in one evening, courtesy of Bakewell Choral Society’s latest concert.

Bakewell Choral Society’s autumn concert is on Saturday, November 23, in Bakewell Parish Church, starting at 7.30pm.

Performing under the musical direction of Alan Eost, the choir is delighted to welcome soprano Andrea Ryder, (pictured), an experienced oratorio and concert soloist, and Andrew Kirk who makes a welcome return to accompany on the organ and perform pieces by Gibbons, Froberger and Purcell.

The full choir and a semi-chorus will perform Renaissance-era pieces by Hassler, de Victoria, Palestrina, Viadana, Byrd, Gibbons, Batten and Tye.

There is a leap forward to Le Fleming’s Five Psalms, published in 1947 including the well-known Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd, which will be performed by soloist Andrea Ryder.

Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna was written for and premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 1997.

The five movements contain references to light and are beautifully crafted.

Tickets for the concert are £10. Students and accompanied children get in free.

Tickets are available from Bakewell Bookshop, choir members and on the door.

The society offers free transport for audience members within a six-mile radius of Bakewell (subject to numbers).

Contact Elizabeth Butcher on 01629 810205.

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