The Farthest Shore
The BBC Singers, Onyx Brass and Daniel Cook, under Nicholas Cleobury, perform two of the twentieth century’s masterpieces by Britten & MacMillan, along with the first performances of a significant piece by chart-topping Paul Mealor, commissioned by JAM, St Davids Cathedral and the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.
The Farthest Shore is a 40 minute work scored for: choir, children’s choir, soprano & bass soloists, brass quintet and organ. It tells an extraordinary Celtic tale inspired by folklore, from the mystic isle of Anglesey, spiritual home to the last of the Druids and the Avalon of Arthurian legend.
7.30pm 28th May – St Davids Cathedral Music Festival for booking information.
|7.30pm 2nd Jul||The Farthest Shore - St Brides, Fleet Street - City of London Festival||Info/Tickets|
|7.30pm 6th Jul||The Farthest Shore - St Leonards, Hythe||Info/Tickets|
Mousai Singers are a group of twelve young singers directed by Daniel Cook. Originally formed as an octet in April 2011, the group has already given several outstanding performances throughout UK, namely in the cathedrals of Salisbury, St Davids and Winchester, as well as in Hartlepool and Guildford.
To celebrate the launch of their debut CD, Mousai Singers match Fauré’s ever-popular Requiem with works from their recording, by some of the best twentieth and twenty first century composers of choral music.
Daniel Cook took up the position of Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Davids Cathedral and Artistic Director of the St Davids Cathedral Festival in November 2011. Prior to this he spent six years as Assistant Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral. In September he will take up the post of Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey.
|7.30pm 11th Jul||Fauré Requiem - Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook - St Bride’s, Fleet Street||Info/Tickets|
|7.30pm 12th Jul||Fauré Requiem - Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook - All Saints, Lydd||Info/Tickets|
A Sporting Chance
Onyx Brass will work with primary schools from the Romney Marsh, Hythe & Folkestone to perform Bob Chilcott’s fantastic and entertaining A Sporting Chance. Weight lifting tubas will be chased by sprinting trumpets, and an ice-skating trombone will slither its way through this fantastic work for children and brass.
During this amazing concert for all ages, Onyx will also play works by Bach, Ives and Handel… along with some rather curious additions!
|2.00pm 3rd Jul||A Sporting Chance with Onyx Brass - Hythe Bay Primary School||Info/Tickets|
|2.00pm 19th Jul||A Sporting Chance with Onyx Brass - Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone||Info/Tickets|