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Echoes of the New Age

8 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Our upcoming concert, “Echoes of the New Age,” aims to shed a light on some well-known and less-known music of the 20th and 21st centuries, reaching from the work of Herbert Howells right through to the modern and ever-loved composers of Eric Whitacre and Jonathan Dove.

The programme commences with an exploration of the range of music composed by Herbert Howells during his life throughout the 20th century.  Particularly, we sing his “Requiem,” a poignant and introspective work that blends lush harmonies and profound emotional depth. Inspired by personal loss and spiritual reflection, it stands as a masterpiece of 20th-century choral music, evoking both sorrow and solace through its rich, meditative textures.  In addition, accompanied by our organ scholar, Guy Hepher, we sing “Like as the hart,” another piece of deep reflection using the text from Psalm 42, and “Here is the little door,” a piece which encapsulates the beauty of the Nativity, sung at Christmastide and Epiphany.

In the second half, our attention shifts to the 21st century, ranging from intricate and rich expression to minimalist, avant-garde works.  Such examples include the work of Arvo Pärt in a recent commission from Durham University, as well as works written recently by postgraduate composition student, Thomas Lavender, from St Chad’s College.  The evening concludes with some “favourites” from the choir throughout the year, including Eric Whitacre’s atmosphere “Lux aurumque,” and “Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars” by Jonathan Dove.

Overall, we have a broad range of exciting music to present to you within the beautiful setting and acoustic of our chapel here at St Chad’s College, and hope that we can welcome you to showcase the talent of our Chapel Choir.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of future projects of the College Chapel Choir – any and all donations are appreciated.

Details

Date:
8 June
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

St Chad’s College Chapel
18 N Bailey
Durham, DH1 3RH Durham
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