Ludlow Arts: Classical

City of Bristol Choir: Choral masterpieces

Saturday 16 June 2018 at 7:30pm

St Laurence, Ludlow

Richard Johnson, organ
Kate Pearson, harp
Jeremy Little, percussion
David Ogden, conductor

Herbert Howells: Hymn for St Cecilia
Gerald Finzi: Lo the full final sacrifice
Josef Rheinberger: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen for harp and organ
Gerald Finzi: Magnificat
Bob Chilcott: Two Canticles of Light
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

City of Bristol Choir present a concert of exuberant choral masterpieces from England and America. With the combination of choir of harp, organ and percussion the concert promises many contrasts in sound and mood. Bernstein's every popular Chichester Psalms celebrate the 100th birthday of this talented and successful composer and conductor.

The Choir was founded in 1991, and appointed David Ogden as Music Director in 2000. Under his direction the choir, made up of 100 auditioned adult singers, enjoys a busy schedule of concerts and events.

Recent seasons have included performances of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, Britten's War Requiem, Symanowski's Stabat Mater, Brahms's Requiem, Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Howells's Hymnus Paradisi and Jonathan Dove's There Was A Child.

In June 2015 the choir took part in the first ever BBC Music Day, singing live on BBC Radio 3, BBC local radio, on BBC One's The One Show and BBC Points West. It has also sung for Bristol Slapstick Festival and the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival.

City of Bristol Choir has appeared on BBC television’s Songs of Praise and BBC Radio 2's Sunday Half Hour. The choir has toured Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy. In Autumn 2013 the choir released its debut CD, Realms of Glory.

Approximate finish time 9:30pm.

Tickets, £15 unreserved from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office, online , or at the door

Summer Arts Festival at St Laurence reserves the right to change the published programme.

City of Bristol Choir