And I Saw a New Heaven
An hour of choral music and readings contemplating the theme of ‘A New Jerusalem’, with the North Cotswold Chamber Choir conducted by Peter Hunt.
The musical centrepiece of this concert for chamber choir and organ will be settings of texts inspired by the Book of Revelation from English composers Edgar Bainton and Hubert Parry. The themes of a heavenly city, the river of the water of life, and spiritual restoration will be reflected in a wide-ranging programme including anthems, prayers, spirituals, and popular song. Interspersed with poetry and prose, this event will be full of joy, thoughtfulness and reflection.
The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is one of the finest choral groups in Oxfordshire. Formed in 1992, their repertoire embraces a huge range of styles encompassing music of the last thousand years, from Gregorian plainchant and Hildegard von Bingen, via sacred Tudor anthems and masterpieces of the Baroque period, to secular, contemporary and popular works. The choir enjoys an enviable reputation for the excitement and panache of its performances, and has sung alongside soloists of international stature including Nancy Argenta, Catherine Bott, Jennifer Smith and James Gilchrist. The North Cotswold Chamber Choir is affiliated to the National Federation of Music Societies.
Please note, this session will take place at St Mary's Bloxham.
4.00pm Sunday 18th February 2018