Sunday 17 September 7.30pm
The choristers of St Stephen’s church will join forces with the professional musicians of the new Tamino Orchestra in a concert featuring the first UK performance of Arvo Pärt’s beautiful Greater Antiphons for string orchestra.
The programme include Vaughan Williams’s popular Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’, tuneful works by Handel and Mendelssohn, and the first performance of a cello concerto by local composer and conductor Nicholas Ansdell-Evans, with solo cellist Sibylle Hentschel.
The St Stephen’s choristers will sing the original chant of the antiphons which inspired Pärt. These chants are some of the most beautiful and evocative melodies in all of Western church music and some of the earliest music still in regular use. They were composed in the 6th century AD. They pray longingly for the coming of Christ. Prepare to be moved.
Tickets £15 on the door. Wine will be served in the interval.