Concerts for Craswall – The Glory of Baroque
Described by the great John Tavener “Amongst chamber choirs, they’re one of the best,” The Elysian Singers, along with conductor Sam Laughton, are making a welcome return to Concerts for Craswall. Founded by Matthew Greenall and under musical director Sam Laughton, the Elysian Singers are a persuasive ensemble, who are sure to delight with a celebration of the Glory of Baroque.
Their programme begins with one of Purcell’s joyous odes Come, Ye Sons of Art written in honour of the birthday of Queen Mary II and ends with Vivaldi’s famous choral piece, Gloria RV589. The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal. In between is one of JS Bach’s Lutheran Masses – Mass in G major BWV236 – and Jehova, guam multi sunt hostes mei a hugely popular anthem by Henry Purcell, characterised as it is by its expression and originality.
Purcell Come, Ye Sons of Art
J S Bach Mass in G BWV 236
Purcell Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
Vivaldi Gloria RV589
Fees & Tickets
Front Nave £20, Rear Nave £15, Restricted View £12 and Students under 25 £10