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Mousai Singers sings Handel Coronation Anthems, McCabe Songs of the Garden & Swayne The Yonghy Bonghy Bo

Handel’s Coronation Anthems, including the iconic Zadok the Priest, surround two wonderful JAM commissions: John McCabe’s Songs of the Garden and Giles Swayne’s The Yonghy Bonghy Bo.

Kent-based composer, McCabe, celebrates his 75th birthday this year and JAM commemorates the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of his brilliantly, vibrant Songs of the Garden, a charming procession of “animal” songs recently broadcast on Radio 3 from the Three Choirs Festival.

Giles Swayne’s The Yonghy Bonghy Bo receives its first English performance, following its world premiere in the St Davids Cathedral Music Festival this May. This is an emotional setting of Lear’s famous and wildly eccentric poem The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.

Regular JAM performers Daniel Cook – Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey – and Onyx Brass join the Mousai Singers for a spectacular concert of old and new.

Performers

Mousai Singers
Onyx Brass
Simon Hogan, organ
Sky Ingram, soprano
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, mezzo
Ashley Catling, tenor
Giles Underwood, baritone
Daniel Cook, conductor

Programme

Handel - The King Shall Rejoice
Giles Swayne - The Yonghy Bonghy Bo
Handel - Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
Handel - My Heart Is Inditing
John McCabe - Songs of the Garden
Handel - Zadok The Priest

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