Autumn fun concert

A week today (or rather yesterday, looking at the clock – Sunday 28th to be clear), we’re performing an autumn concert at the Guildhall, Plymouth.  I understand tickets have sold well and they may no longer be easy to find, but if you can get one it should be fun.

On the programme are two medium-sized works.  Rutter’s Magnificat is light, tuneful, very bubbly, yet good music and with a deeper, darker side: a Schubert for our times, though obviously a lot more modern, and quite a bit more challenging to perform.

Then the big crowd-puller: Orff’s Carmina Burana should need no introduction: no matter if you’re completely unmusical, you’re sure to have encountered something from it somewhere in an advert, soundtrack, sound effect, or something.  A very big and very distinctive sound, a collection of extremely bawdy mediæval poems that’d get us onto the sex offenders register if performed in English, and lots of fun.  It’s many years since I last sung in it, but I still have fond memories of my first time as a young student, when I was just discovering some of the concepts in it with a soprano from the same choir.😉

Posted on November 22, 2010, in music, plymouth. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m envious. Singing Carmina is a blast.

  2. I hope to be there…and to add to this week’s taste of the lascivious life, I’ve just booked a couple of tickets for Glyndebourne’s performance of The Coronation of Poppea at the Theatre Royal too!

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