City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Youth Choir
David Ogden conductor
Richard Johnson and Kate Woodman piano
Jeremy Little percussion
Emily Vine soprano
Gareth Treseder tenor
Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana
McDowall On Angel’s Wing
Chilcott My heart is like a singing bird
Dove The Passing of the Year
Copland The Promise of Living
Knowles Poetry Serenade
Music for choir, piano and percussion on the theme of love, nature and time
For their first concert in the newly built Redland Hall, City of Bristol Choir is delighted to be joined by the 120-strong Bristol Youth Choir for a concert of music on the themes of love, nature and time. English National Opera soloist Emily Vine returns to Bristol to bring to life the wonderful poetry of John Clare for Cecilia McDowall’s exquisitely lyrical On Angel’s Wing. In The Passing of the Year, Jonathan Dove sets seven poems that trace the journey through the seasons echoing human emotions and sentiments.
As we prepare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, poignant settings by Brian Knowles of familiar poems reflect on an individual’s response to conflict and loss.
Copland’s stirring The Promise of Living brings the concert to a close in a celebration of life, love and the harvest of the fruits of the earth. Scored for choir and piano duet, the brand new Steinway grand piano will be showcased by pianists Richard Johnson and Kate Woodman.
Tickets £15 for adults, £5 for children and students in full time education.
How to book
• Or telephone Opus 13 music shop on 0117 923 0164
• Or call into Opus 13 music shop at 14 St Michael’s Hill (open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday)
• Tickets can also be reserved by calling the City of Bristol Choir ticket line on 0117 950 7055.