Tuesday 8 February 2022 7:30PM

Tenebrae; Olivia Jageurs harp

Sounds of the Solstice - Tenebrae 20th Anniversary


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Change of Programme
The programme for the above concert has changed slightly and will now be as follows:


  • Olivia Jageurs harp
  • Tenebrae
  • Rachel Haworth soprano
  • Victoria Meteyard soprano
  • Hannah King soprano
  • Emma Walshe soprano
  • Katie Trethewey soprano
  • Rosanna Wicks soprano
  • Hannah Cooke alto
  • Elisabeth Paul alto
  • Martha McLorinan alto
  • Eleanor Minney alto
  • Ben Alden tenor
  • Jeremy Budd tenor
  • Nicholas Madden tenor
  • Toby Ward tenor
  • Joseph Edwards bass
  • Simon Whiteley bass
  • Owain Park bass
  • Jimmy Holliday bass
  • Tom Herring bass

The group celebrates its two decades with a programme focused on the winter and summer solstices, and thus moving from darkness to light. Winter at its coldest is represented by the pieces by Joanna Marsh, Maxwell Davies and Poulenc, while a leading harpist joins the choir for the Holst settings that hail the coming of spring. The programme ends with John Rutter’s hymn of thanks.

  • Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
      • Sermons and Devotions
        • The seasons of his mercies
  • Bob Chilcott (b.1955)
      • Before the ice (O magnum mysterium)
  • Joanna Marsh (b.1970)
      • In Winter’s House
  • Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)
      • O Magnum Mysterium Op. 13a
  • Jeffrey Mumford (b.1955)
      • Caprice (Homage to Poulenc)
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
      • Un soir de neige
  • Interval
  • Ēriks Ešenvalds (b.1977)
      • Stars
  • Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
      • The Planets Op. 32
        • Venus, the Bringer of Peace (arranged by Olivia Jageurs for solo harp)
      • Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda Op. 26
        • Hymn to the Dawn
        • Hymn to the Waters
        • Hymn to Vena
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
      • O wild west wind Op. 53 No. 3
  • Healey Willan (1880-1968)
      • Rise up, my love
  • James MacMillan (b.1959)
      • The Strathclyde Motets
        • O Radiant Dawn
  • Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)
      • Song of June
  • John Rutter (b.1945)
      • Hymn to the Creator of Light

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