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Guildford Choral Sings Music From Across The Centuries

Published on: 1 Jun, 2016
Updated on: 31 May, 2016
Jonathan Willcocks, composer and conductor.

Jonathan Willcocks, composer and conductor.

In the lovely surroundings and generous acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, Guildford Choral Society with Southern Pro Musica will explore music from the 16th to the 21st centuries on Saturday, June 11.

The concert will be conducted by Jonathan Willcocks, composer and musical director of the Guildford Choral Society, the Chichester Singers and the professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica.

The great Italian choral tradition of the 16th and 17th centuries is represented by Monteverdi (Cantate Domino), Victoria (O vos omnes), Viadana (Exsultate) and Gabrieli (Jubilate Deo), whose brass music, inspired by St Mark’s in Venice, is also included.

Also in the program is Hassler’s ‘Dixit Maria’ and Lotti’s ‘Crucifixus’.

Music from "Across the centuries" with pieces from Montiverdi to John Rutter to Jonathan Willcocks. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Music from “Across the centuries” with pieces from Montiverdi to John Rutter to Jonathan Willcocks.

From 400 years later, both using traditional Latin texts but set in more contemporary musical language, are two works which have become well-established in the repertoire of many choirs.

Charlotte Schoeters - soprano.

Charlotte Schoeters – soprano.

The choir will sing John Rutter’s setting of the ‘Gloria’ and Guildford Choral’s own musical director Jonathan Willcocks’ ‘Magnificat’.

Both these works combine chorus with brass, percussion and organ and will continue the developing partnership between Guildford Choral and Southern Pro Musica.

Michael Waldron, organist.

Michael Waldron, organist.

The concert will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Guildford on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £23, £20. There are concessions for children, students, disabled and ES40 £10. There are no concessions for older people. Tickets can be obtained from the Guildford Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444333 or visitguildford.com or on the Guildford Choral website.

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