“British Passion Music”

Charles WoodCharles WoodThe great German Passions, especially the settings by Bach, are so well known that other settings are often overlooked. This concert will give us an opportunity to re-assess the Irish composer Charles Wood's 1920 setting of The Passion of Our Lord According to Saint Mark, with organ accompaniment. Wood (1866 - 1926) studied music with Stanford and Parry, and went on to teach Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. The first part of the programme will feature Stanford's glorious Latin motets, the expansive 'Faire is the Heaven' by William Harris, and Finzi's deeply-felt motet 'Lo, the full, final sacrifice'. There is also a chance to hear Alexander L'Estrange's Prayers for Peace: the audience may be interested to know that his 'God be in my head' was commissioned by Tom and Katie Bullard for the occasion of their wedding in 2006.

Programme

Interval

Soloists:
Evangelist: Christopher Diffey (Tenor)
Jesus: Andrew Davies (Baritone)

Chorus soloists:
1st Maid: Julie Evans
2nd Maid: Sally Hayhow
Judas: Michael Sherwin
Peter: John Harrod
High Priest: Robert Hazell
Pilate: David Cook
Onlooker: John Hayhow

Organ: Ian Shaw

Conductor: Tom Bullard

Saturday 9th April 2011 at 7.45pm

St Mark's Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB (location map)

Tickets £9.00 (concessions £7.00) on the door
OR if purchased in advance from members: £8.50 (concessions £6.50)

Tickets available at the door or from members. Please note that we have recently had to increase our ticket prices to £9.00, but are offering tickets at the old price of £8.50 if purchased in advance through choir members.

Further information from the Publicity Officer Caroline Cheesman 020 8249 5522

(Details of our previous concert, February 2011)

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