Rachel Podger and VOCES8

“A Guardian Angel”

  • Friday 19 October, 2018 – 7.30 pm
  • Brecon Cathedral
  • Tickets: £20 (concessions £18 / under 18s free)

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“We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians.” Saint Ambrose

VOCES8 make their Festival debut joining Rachel Podger in a programme interweaving music for violin together with choral masterpieces by composers including Thomas Tallis, J. S. Bach, Heinrich von Biber, Nicola Matteis and a new work by Owain Park.

“VOCES8 … the slickest of the lot” BBC Radio 3
“VOCES8 … bring a new dimension to the word 'ensemble'” Gramophone

NB later than usual start time

Orlando Gibbons  Drop, drop slow tears
Chant  Pater Noster
Heinrich von Biber  Passacaglia ‘Guardian Angel’ in G minor for solo violin
Chant arr. VOCES8  Angelus ad Virginem
Hieronymous Praetorius  Angelus ad Pastores Ait á 8
Nicola Matteis  Passaggio rotto, Fantasia, Movimento incognito
Felix Mendelssohn  Denn er hat seinen engeln beföflen über dir
Thomas Tallis  O nata lux
Heinrich Schütz  Die Himmel erzählen
James MacMillan  Domine non secundum peccata nostra
Interval
Ola Gjeilo  Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Johann Sebastian Bach  Partita for Flute in A minor  I. Allemande
Franz Biebl  Ave Maria
Johann Sebastian Bach  Partita for Flute in A minor  II. Corrente
Jonathan Dove  The Three Kings
Johann Sebastian Bach  Partita for Flute in A minor  III. Sarabanda
Giovanni Gabrieli  Angelus Domine descendit
Johann Sebastian Bach  Partita for Flute in A minor  IV. Bouree Anglaise
Owain Park  Antiphon for the Angels (New Commission)

Photos © Evan Dawson & St George’s Bristol

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