City of Bristol Choir
The Bristol Ensemble
with Claire Groom soprano
Samantha Houston mezzo soprano
Ian Yemm tenor
Martin Le Poidevin bass
conducted by David Ogden
Brian Knowles Everyone sang!
Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
City of Bristol Choir launches its 20th anniversary season with a performance of one of the most celebrated works in the repertoire, Mozart’s Requiem, in collaboration with the professional orchestra, The Bristol Ensemble. The Requiem’s dramatic and fiery choral writing, combined with moments of great tenderness, beauty and passion, make it a deeply moving piece to hear live in concert.
The concert opens with the first performance of Everyone Sang! by Brian Knowles, a tuneful and uplifting choral fanfare, setting the poem by Siegfried Sassoon: “Everyone suddenly burst out singing, and I was filled with such delight.”
Also in the first half of this celebratory concert, the choir sings Bernstein’s popular Chichester Psalms, bursting with energetic jazz-inspired rhythms and beautiful melodies.
To complete the programme, the orchestra will play Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, repeatedly voted one of the nation’s favourite pieces.
Come and enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment from one of Bristol’s leading choirs which has appeared on BBC radio and television.
Tickets are available in three price bands:
Area A – central stalls £20
Area B – mid stalls £17.50
Area C – front and rear stalls £15
Tickets for under 18s £5
– Tickets are available from Colston Hall box office on 0117 922 3686
– Or buy tickets online from the Colston Hall box office
– Or buy tickets in person at the box office