Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 15 Jun 2019,
Oxon songs arr by Grayston Ives and 3 short pieces by Mozart and Haydn
One of Schubert’s final works, the Mass in Eflat will be performed by Summertown Choral Society , accompanied by The Isis Chamber Orchestra with some of the finest young soloists in the country. Also included are Mozart’s Tantum Ergo and Ave Verum and Haydn’s Ave Maria.
A complete contrast is the choir’s latest commission, a suite of Oxfordshire folk songs arranged by Grayston Ives. Ives was a member of the world famous Kings Singers before becoming Director of Music of Magdalen College Choir.
He describes the provenance of the songs thus:
'Cecil Sharp's links with Oxfordshire date from 1899 when he met the concertina player, William Kimber, in Headington Quarry. Sharp noted down the dance tunes that Kimber played for the local morris dancers, unwittingly sparking a countrywide revival in that tradition. As is well known, Cecil Sharp collected a huge number of folksongs, not only across England, but also in Australia and the USA. Many of the singers, steeped in country life, lived to a ripe old age. In the case of two of the songs I have chosen, Cecil Sharp caught them just in time!'
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305.
Under 16s go free with a Paying Adult (ticket required.)