Philharmonia Voices

Dedham Church
8pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012, St Mary's, Dedham

Philharmonia Voices Aidan Oliver Director

 "… spectacularly good." 
The Sunday Times on the Philharmonia Voices

The Bluebird and other masterpieces of the choral repertoire.

The amazing Philharmonia Voices, founded and conducted by local boy Aidan Oliver (now regularly working with the Opera House, Bach Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus and Westminster Abbey). Stanford's Bluebird and music by Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Parry, Barber and MacMillan - it promises to be a wonderful evening.

Weelkes Gloria in excelsis Dering Factum est silentium Palestrina O rex gloriae 
Byrd Viri Galilaei Victoria Duo seraphim Lassus Sanctus (Missa in te Domine) 
Victoria O quam gloriosum Philips Gaudent in coelis (Plainsong) In paradisum 
Byrd Justorum animae

Poston Jesus Christ the apple tree 
Parry My soul, there is a country & Never weather-beaten sail 
Barber Heaven-haven & Let down the bars, o death 
Clemens Ego flos campi 
Stanford The bluebird  
Macmillan Christus vincit

Renaissance motets for Ascension, All Souls and All Saints, including ravishing music by Byrd and Weelkes which might have been heard in this very church in the first century of its existence. During the second half the great giants of English choral music Parry and Stanford are framed by moving music by Samuel Barber and James Macmillan, conjuring up visions of paradise on earth, from a nun contemplating the appeal of the cloistered life, to a depiction of perfect stillness by a tranquil lake.

Best seats £22.50
Side aisles & further back £12.50 
Everyone aged 25 or under £7.50