Bridging the Atlantic
A Thanksgiving Concert of American and British music by Bernstein, Lauridsen, Whitacre, Finzi, McDowall and others
Saturday 29 Nov 2014, 7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate. Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ
Tickets £15.00, concessions £13.00 www.wegottickets.com/event/291905 or from EBC members
The American celebration of Thanksgiving – a perfect opportunity for a concert featuring music by some of the finest American choral composers.
The highlight for many will be Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms for choir, organ, percussion, harp and boy soloist. Eric Whitacre’s music speaks with an entirely original voice, epitomised by his Sleep, while Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen and Stephen Paulus all feature as other choral highlights from across the Atlantic. To complement these, flying the flag for Britain, we have Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten and Cecilia McDowall – with her delightfully quixotic A Fancy of Folksongs accompanied by harp.
Join us in the beautiful surroundings of St Sepulchre’s for a very musical Thanksgiving performance.
The English Baroque Choir is one of the finest amateur choirs you will find in London.
We perform a wide range of repertoire, from the 15th century right through to the present day, in intelligent, well-structured concert programmes.
The choir last year commissioned a new work, Psalm-Cantata by John McCabe, and proudly gave the premiere performance in St John’s Smith Square.