Chamber Choir

Ideals and Idylls

English and American music to celebrate Thomas Paine

Thursday 11 June 2009, 19:30 - 21:30
St Mary Aldermarymap ]
Watling Street
London EC4M 9BW

Orlando Chamber Choir
soloists to be announced, director

The 200th anniversary of the death of the English revolutionary democrat Thomas Paine sees Orlando Chamber Choir perform a fascinating and beautiful programme of works from both Paine's native land and the country of which he was a founding father. Choral works by Billings, Tippett and Skempton, together with folksong arrangements from both lands, offer a stirring portrait of the human spirit.

Programme details

William Billings (1746 - 1800)
Wake every breath
Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)
Yarmouth Fair
Ernst Moeran (1894 - 1950)
The Sailor and Young Nancy
Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961)
Brigg Fair
Howard Skempton (1947 - )
The Flight of Song
William Billings (1746 - 1800)
When Jesus wept
Lamentation over Boston
John Rutter (1945 - )
O waly, waly
Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
from A Child of Our Time:
Five Negro Spirituals