Chichester Voices celebrate the genius of Purcell

Chichester Voices' next concert is The Divine Genius of Mr Purcell! celebrating the work of baroque genius Henry Purcell.

Monday, 5th November 2018, 7:45 am
Chichester Voices

It will be performed at St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester, PO19 7AD, on Saturday, November 10 at 7pm.

Spokesman David Russell said: “The choir is raising money for the very deserving St Wilfrid’s Hospice and continues the theme of single composer tributes, following on from the hugely successful, sell-out Handel concert this time last year.

“The concert will feature professional soloists, The Orchestra of Friends, and 2 guest trumpeters, highlighting the majesty & splendour of the baroque repertoire! The programme includes the hauntingly beautiful Dido’s Lament; the Coronation Anthems I was Glad and My Heart is Inditing for eight-part chorus; orchestral works such as the Fantasia No 7 for Strings” and Sonata in D for Trumpet & Strings; and the popular Te Deum & Jubilate Deo in D, the preface to the vocal score describes how ‘all the strands come together at the final Amen, and, with the trumpets soaring above the ensemble, a work of great technical and musical ingenuity ends in a blaze of sound!

“Richard Allum will again be at the organ, and the concert will be conducted by Andrew Naylor.”

Tickets are £12 (OAP & children concessions £10) and are available from St Wilfrid’s Hospice on 07510 929466 and www.stwh.co.uk/chichestervoices; from Chichester Voices on 07900 098197 and www.chichestervoices.org.uk, and on the door.