The St Giles Consort returned after the 'pandemic break' with a concert of choral classics.
George Frideric Handel Zadok the priest
Henry Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord
Felix Mendelssohn Hear my prayer
J.S. Bach Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
Hubert Parry Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land (from the Oratorio Judith)
Charles Villiers Stanford Three Motets:
Beati quorum via
Coelos ascendit hodie
S S Wesley Blessed be the God and Father
William Harris Faire is the heaven
Plainsong Ubi caritas et amor
Maurice Duruflé Ubi caritas et amor
William Walton Crown Imperial
Henry Balfour Gardiner Evening Hymn
William Harris Bring us O Lord
Hubert Parry I was glad
Some audience comments:
- Congratulations on an absolutely wonderful concert yesterday. The sound was both powerful and ethereal and the tuning and enunciation were really good. It was so clear and crisp that I could hear everything perfectly from the back. I loved the variety of your programme and the skill and enthusiasm of the singers. The final Parry had me up on my feet: what a sound!
- What a delightful evening. The choice of music worked well, from the large choruses to the gentle plainsong. The blend of voices came through into the nave better than I expected, making for a joyous couple of hours.
- The choir sang beautifully with a well-chosen and excellent repertoire. It was great to finally listen to a live concert; let’s hope there are many more of those to come.
- Tremendous, congratulations!👍👍👍