Music

University Choir & Chamber Choir

‘On sale during the week commencing 9 October 2017’

Sunday 18 March 7.30pm
The concert finishes at approximately 9.10pm
Great Hall, Trent Building
£12 (£10 concessions, £6 students)

Calum Fraser Director
Grace Bale, Katie Temple & David Valsamidis Assistant Conductors

Bach Komm, Jesu komm BWV229
Pärt The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Sisask Movements from Gloria Patri
Bach Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV226
Pärt Nunc Dimittis
Bach Jesu, meine Freude BWV227

A concert of a cappella choral music with the University Choir and Chamber Choir performing music that spans 300 years from Bach to contemporary Estonian composers. The choirs perform three of Bach’s motets composed prior to 1735 when he was Cantor at St Thomas’s Church, Leipzig. Although technically demanding, the musical imagery and attention to the sense of the text provides choirs and audience alike with some of music’s most sublime works. Arvo Pärt’s choral music evokes clarity and simplicity in its beautiful, often ethereal sound world. The programme also includes selected movements from Urmas Sisask’s Gloria Patri which use scale structures derived from Sisask’s interest in astronomy and the movement of planets within the solar system.