Cantos Sagrados

James MacMillan: Cantos Sagrados
David Bednall: Three Songs of Love
Felix Mendelssohn: Te Deum in D

Cantos Sagrados

Saturday 19th October 2019,  7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6RA


Ticket Prices: £14 - £22
Students and under 18s (subject to availability): £5


Christopher Finch - conductor
Nigel Nash - organ

We start our new season with three passionate, contrasting choral gems:
James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados, David Bednall's recent Three Songs of Love and 17-year-old Felix Mendelssohn's rarely performed, spirited Te Deum.

By his own account, MacMillan's goal in composing Cantos Sagrados was ”to compose something which was both timeless and contemporary, both sacred and secular.“ One of MacMillan's most powerful works, combining Latin liturgy with poems addressing political repression by Ariel Dortman and Ana Maria Mendoza, it propels us unceremoniously into a world of heat, glare and violence in Latin America.

In contrast, Bednall's Three Songs of Love take four heart-rending poems by Yeats, McCrae and Clare, exploring love in all its many guises, taking us from the thrill of its first appearance through to the distant memories evoked by a return to an old haunt.

Finally, Mendelssohn's Te Deum in D, scored for double choir, soloists and basso continuo is reminiscent in style of works of the Baroque period, particularly those of J S Bach, whom Mendelssohn greatly admired.


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