Church Rd, Thame OX9 3AJ, UK
4 March 2023 at 19:30
St Mary's Church, Thame
With Harp and Voice
An evening of lavish music for choir, harp, organ, and tenor solo. Featuring the outstanding talents of Benjamin Hulett, Vicky Lester, Anna Markland, and Timothy Wakerell.
The glorious blending of voices with harp is explored in this unique evening concert. Joined by leading international tenor—and former Thame resident—Benjamin Hulett (Royal Opera House, Berlin Philharmonic) the musicians will combine in diverse repertoire by Elgar, Debussy, Janáček and Holst.
Although all composed within a few years of each other towards the beginning of the twentieth-century, sophisticated and subtle Parisian harmony of Debussy’s Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans provides a significant contrast with Elgar’s stirring propaganda piece For the Fallen, from the evocative devotional soundworld of Janáček's Otčenáš (Our Father), where the stirring cries of “Give us this day our daily bread” are powerfully rooted in genuine hunger, to the mystical musings of the Rig Veda Sanskrit texts as set by Holst.
The concert will also include perennial favourite Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck) in its original and rarely-heard scoring for organ and harp with tenor.
Tickets available from The Book House on Thame High Street or online from wegottickets.com
£13 (advance), £16 (on the door), ages 18 and under are free.
Programme included and refreshments available.