Concert at Grand Theatre, Aix en Provence, France

Sunday, 8 December 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Grand Théâtre de Provence

The Choir returns to the grand setting of Grand Théâtre de Provence, performing a programme of English and French music including Byrd and Poulenc.

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Andrew Nethsingha - director
James Anderson-Besant and George Herbert - piano
Ignacio Mañá Mesas
- saxophone

Programme

The Lamb John Tavener
I saw three ships arr. Philip Marshall
The Angel Gabriel arr. Edgar Pettman
A spotless rose Herbert Howells
Sir Christèmas William Mathias

Piano Solo: Intermezzo in A major Op. 118 No. 2 Johannes Brahms
Performed by James Anderson-Besant

Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise Francis Poulenc
i. Salut, Dame Sainte
ii. Tout puissant
iii. Seigneur, je vous en prie
iv. Ô mes très chers frères​

Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël Francis Poulenc
i. O magnum mysterium
ii. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
iii. Videntes stellam
iv. Hodie Christus natus est

INTERVAL

Introduction to Hark, the Glad Sound Judith Bingham
Hark, the Glad Sound Thomas Ravenscroft
In the bleak midwinter Harold Darke
The seven joys of Mary William Whitehead

Work for Saxophone and Piano: Bordello 1900 (Histoire du Tango) Astor Piazzolla
Performed by Ignacio Mañá Mesas and George Herbert

The Annunciation Jonathan Harvey
Vox Clara intonat Gabriel Jackson
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day John Gardner
Silent Night arr. Philip Ledger
Ding dong, merrily on high! arr. Mack Wilberg

 

Location

Grand Théâtre de Provence
380 Avenue Max Juvénal
Aix-en-Provence
13100
France

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