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Thame Chamber Choir Celebrate 20th Years with Alison Willis Premiere

 Alison Willis’ Everlasting Voices for mixed choir and piano will receive its premiere with the Thame Chamber Choir as part of their 20th Anniversary Season. Chosen from no less than 62 submissions from around the world, Alison’s piece impressed the judges with its “Enjoyable and well written vocal lines, evocative piano part, thoughtful response to the poem and clear structure.” 

The premiere will take place at Thame Chamber Choir’s concert, “Poetry in Motion”, in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 19th October (as part of the 2019 Thame Arts and Literature Festival) at St Mary’s Church, Thame.

Saturday 19 October, 8pm
St Mary’s Church,
Church Rd, Thame OX9 3AJ 

Other Performances of Willis’ music in October

Friday 5 October 2019
Laetare Singers “Come and Sing” with Adrian Partington
Vespers (inspired by the medieval Old Hispanic Office)
Also Byrd Mag and Nunc from the Great Service/Howells Take him Earth
St Peter’s Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4LD

Tuesday 15 October: 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas)
The Merry Councellor Suite (recorder quartet and harpsichord)
Maestral Ensemble with Janet Wheeler
Fitzwilliam College, Auditorium, Storey’s Way, CB3 0DG

“The sounds of viols, recorders and harpsichords excited composers’ imaginations during the Renaissance and Baroque, and still do today. Performing music from the 1600s to the contemporary, we show how composers continue, extend and challenge the musical legacy of the past. With Francis Knights (narrator), Janet Wheeler (harpsichord), the Maestral Ensemble (recorders), La Dolce Gamba (viols) and singers from Fitzwilliam College.”

Free admission.

The Wind’s Warning – On tour with The Gesualdo Six

Sunday 6 October 2019, 4pm
The Gesualdo Six: Hurstbourne Tarrant
(As part of the Passion and Polyphony programme)
Parish Church of Saint Peter, 2 York Cottages St Mary Bourne, Andover, South-East, SP11 6BW

“Passion and Polyphony” “Exploring a relationship between old and new, sacred and secular, our programme juxtaposes Tallis with Talbot and Tormis in an exhibition of some of the finest consort works from renaissance and modern-day composers. Ligeti’s astonishing Nonsense Madrigals are set against the equally astounding harmonic language of Carlo Gesualdo, picking up one movement from each of his three settings of Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Week.”

Thursday 12 October 2019, 7pm
The Gesualdo Six: North Luffenham
(As part of the “Mother Earth” programme)
St John the Baptist, Church St, North Luffenham, Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom, LE15 8JR

“The natural world has always proved to be a plentiful source of inspiration for composers. ‘Mother Earth’ brings together many of these delightful works, featuring music by Palestrina, Monteverdi, Byrd, Vaughan Williams and Alison Willis.”

18 – 20 October 2019
(As part of Luxmiralis, sound and light installations at St Andrews Voices Festival)
Various venues, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AJ

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