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The Choral Pilgrimage 2022: An Old Belief

Tuesday 06 September 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war. The poems Parry chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by John Donne and Henry Vaughan or the aching beauty of Thomas Campion’s verse. Perfectly complimenting the rich sonority of Parry’s Songs are three short pieces by Campion, a selection of medieval carols and a new work by Cecilia McDowall.


Parry – Songs of Farewell
mediaeval carol – Deo gracias, Anglia 
mediaeval carol – Saint Thomas honour we
Campion – Never, weather-beaten sail
Howells – Take him, earth for cherishing 
Cecilia McDowall – An Unexpected Shore
mediaeval carol – O blessed Lord  
Campion – Author of light
mediaeval carol – Benedicite Deo
Campion – Tune thy music to thy heart  


The Sixteen
Harry Christopher Conductor


Dates, Times & Book

Tue 06 Sep 7:30 PM £35/£30/£25/£16/£10 Book

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