Andy Staples

Voces8

Enchanted Isle
Byrd, Tallis, Sibelius, Elgar
Thu 24 Nov ’22 20:15 uur

Pärt - Seven Magnificat-Antiphones
Eriks Esenvalds - Stars
Mahler - Adagietto from Symphonie n5. 5 (arr. Gérard Pesson)
Tchaikovsky – The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thu 24 Nov ’22
20:15 uur

Enchanted Isle
Rolling hills and green valleys, rugged mountainsides and hidden villages, a place where the wild and the cultivated sit side by side - the unique character of the land we call home has long been an inspiration for artists and musicians alike. Folk repertoire has been passed down through the years, a continuous cultural identity that is renewed by successive generations according to its own tastes and fashions.


Enchanted Isle casts a contemporary eye on this landscape. New arrangements of Scottish and Irish melodies sit alongside compositions set to texts by some of the greatest English poets. Music originally written for film or television is reimagined to create sonorities reminiscent of watercolour landscapes or carefully chisled sculpture. We hope that the contrasting choral textures offered here evoke a range of imagery, from brush-stroked vistas to carved rocky outcrops, conveying a sense of both longing and of profound belonging.
“... telling old stories, singing songs, that make me think about where I came from…”

To reduce waiting times at the bar to an absolute minimum, we use a cashless interval. A drink is included in your ticket, so you'll have more time to enjoy your company and your drink.

Program

Byrd - Sing Joyfully
Tallis - O Nata Lux
Sibelius - Be Still My Soul (Finlandia)
Runestad - Let My Love Be Heard
Panufnik - Love Enduret
Gibbons - Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
Pärt - The Deer’s Cry
Elgar - Lux Aeterna
Britten - Hymn to St Cecilia
Weelkes - As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending
Di Lasso - Dessus le Marché D’Arras
Van Morrison - Moondance (arr. A. l ’Estrange)
Traditional - Danny Boy (arr. J. Pacey)
Rusby - Underneath the Stars (arr. J. Clements)
Dougie MacLean -  Caledonia (arr. B. Morgan)