Concert at Grand Theatre, Aix en Provence, France

Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
This event has now passed
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.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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
,

Share this

Latest release

Black background with a bright white and red rose
July 2024

Continuing their Magnificat series, and the last album of Andrew Nethsingha’s tenure as director, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge present Magnificat 4 with works from composers including Judith Weir, Jonathan Dove, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and Charles Villiers Stanford.

Latest webcast

Recorded on
9 March 2024

 

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ is a service of music and readings reflecting on the Passion of Christ. This year the service features music by Byrd, Purcell, Weelkes and MacMillan, as well as the final piece of a triptych of works written for the choir by Joanna Marsh.

Latest news

Magnificat 4 includes two commissions written specially for the Choir of St John's College; Jonathan Dove's 2022 canticle setting St John's Service, and Judith Weir's 2011 service of the same name.

Winner of the 2008 Ivor Novello Award for classical music, Jonathan Dove CBE has composed a broad range of works and is one of the most successful British composers today. 

Jonathan was kind enough to share insights into his St John's Service, the compositional process, and what we can look forward to in the future.

The commitment, projection and natural energy of this choir have never failed to inspire me

Organists’ Review