Ely Consort: A Celebration of Summer – Sat. 24th June, 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church, Burwell
Saturday 24th June, 7.30pm
Burwell St Mary’s Church
‘Celebration of Summer’
Join Ely Consort for a choral ‘Celebration of Summer’ in Burwell St Mary’s Church on Saturday 24th June, 7.30pm.
King Charles’s coronation will be fading in the memory by the end of June but we will begin our concert with one of the four anthems Handel wrote for the coronation of King George II in 1727, The King shall rejoice. Although less well-known than its companion piece Zadok the Priest, this is an equally fine and joyous work.
We will also celebrate all things pastoral: Ernest Farrar’s To Daffodils and John Ireland’s The Hills are paired with Paul Reade’s music for The Victorian Kitchen Garden, which won the 1991 Ivor Novello Award for Best TV Theme.
It is played by our guest clarinet soloist Claire Stevenson, who will play a number of solos during the concert. Alan Bullard has set a number of poems on summer themes in his recent extended work A Summer Garland; in addition the concert includes some choral classics: Gerald Finzi’s part songs, including My Spirit Sang All Day, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region.
Do come and here this most diverse and entertaining programme in the idyllic surroundings of Burwell St Mary’s Church.
Tickets: £13 prior / £15 on door with u18s free – available online https://ticketsource.
co.uk/elyconsort (+booking fee) or in-person in Burwell from CentrePeace, PO & Tina’s.