Birmingham University Singers and University Women’s Choir


Birmingham University Singers and University Women’s Choir

Sunday 24 November

Tickets: £10 adults, £8 concessions, £3 students/U18

Bob Chilcott conductor
Jack Apperley conductor

Welcome internationally renowned conductor, composer, and singer Bob Chilcott to his new role as Principal Conductor of Birmingham University Singers in this special concert. Juxtapose Nordic and French works with music closer to home as the Advent and Christmas season draws near. Experience fresh falling snow, ethereal northern lights, and indigenous folk music from the Arctic Circle with Nordic works by Bo Holton, Ola Gjeilo, and Sandström. Anticipate the coming of Christmas with dramatic urgency in Byrd’s vibrant motet Vigilate. Be dazzled by an array of colours, textures and deep-felt spirituality in music by Caplet, and embrace the return of spring rebirth, nature and celebration in Bob Chilcott’s own music.

Programme includes:

Bo Holten First Snow
Byrd Vigilate
Ola Gjeilo Northern Lights
Bob Chilcott When spring comes walking
Sandström Biegga luothe
Caplet Messe à trois voix
Hogan The Battle of Jericho24
Holst Two Eastern Pictures
Reger Drei Gesänge, Op. 111b
Eric Whitacre Glow

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall

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