Our concert is an exciting one! The programme includes a rarely performed Stabat Mater by the Maltese composer Girolamo Abos. Written shortly after the well known setting by Pergolesi, it has the same charm and melancholic beauty and tuneful melodies influenced by the Neapolitan opera buffa of the 18th century.
We have previously performed Michael Haydn's music and thoroughly enjoyed the experience so here is another of his masses written for the boys of Salzburg Cathedral. The music is just as good as that of his more famous brother, Joseph.
We are joined by the Cavalli Consort, playing on period string instruments, in these two works. They, along with organist David Hansell, will also perform one of Mozart's Church Sonatas. Three of our favourite motets for high voices complete the programme.
So come and hear us on October 5th in the stunning surroundings of St Andrew and St Cuthman's Church in Steyning.
Our concert was in St Michael's, Partridge Green!
We sang a varied selection of music, from plainchant to a barbershop Eleanor Rigby, and the rarely heard Canterbury Pilgrims by George Dyson.
We also included two evocative recently composed pieces by Eric Whitacre and Cecilia McDowall reflecting on new arrivals (one a seal, the other a baby sister).
And for those who like their renaissance polyphony there was also some Palestrina!
Plenty for all to enjoy!