Addison Oratorio and Chamber Choirs
From Madrigals to Modern
7.30pm Saturday 13 July
St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB
The Addison Summer Concert sees the Oratorio and Chamber Choirs combine to perform a wide range of music, much of it inspired by words or music from different folk cultures or celebrating the joy of singing. A highlight of the evening is sure to be the world premiere of the second piece the Addison Singers have commissioned in memory of a much missed past member – Cathy Bereznicki. Even more special is the fact that this new piece has been written by their own Zillah Myers, a member of both the Oratorio and Chamber Choirs. Zillah has chosen to set an uplifting text by Joseph Addison, that concludes with the lines – ‘In Reason’s ear they all rejoice/And utter forth in glorious voice/For ever singing as they shine, Thy Hand that made us divine’. The Chamber Choir focus on popular Madrigals, dark and at times decidedly grizzly settings of folk-ballads by the great Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and an arrangement of one of the most famous arias in all Opera – ‘Dido’s Lament’ from ‘Dido & Aeneas’, arranged by Gavin Bryars.
Tickets £12. Book here.