Cantamus prepare for West Dorset concert series

18:30 27 February 2013

Archant

West Dorset choir Cantamus will be giving three concerts this spring.

The programme, Sacred Songs of Joy and Sadness’, is built around three principal works: Allegri’s Miserere – sung, unusually, in English – Beatus Vir by Monteverdi and Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré.

It will also include shorter pieces by Byrd, Weelkes, Mozart and Rachmaninov.

“Our spring concerts include some of the most intensely emotional pieces from the sacred music canon – some truly sorrowful music, as befits the Lenten season, but also some joyous, uplifting works,” said musical director Malcolm Knowles.

“The three longer works in our programme will be familiar to many listeners, but we’re including a number of very beautiful songs that aren’t often heard nowadays.”

“We’ve chosen to do the Allegri Miserere in English because the words are very moving and the audience would miss this if we were singing in Latin.”

Cantamus was established last year and has already given three successful series of concerts. Its members – most of whom live in Bridport, Lyme Regis or the surrounding villages – are like-minded singers who enjoy performing choral music to a high standard and are brave enough to attempt unfamiliar works.

The concert details are as follows: St John’s Church, West Bay, will host the choir on Saturday, March 9, at 7.30pm.

The Church of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, and St Ignatius, North Chideock will be the next venue on Saturday, March 16, at 7.30pm.

The choir’s final port of call will be the Catholic Church of St Michael and St George, Silver Street, Lyme Regis, on Saturday, April 6, at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the concerts will cost £7 and will be available on the door at each venue.

For more information, visit www.cantamus-dorset.org

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra. Photo by Ian Barradale

This year’s Honiton Festival kicks off with county favourites the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra on Friday, May 8, at 7.30pm, in St Paul’s Church, Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:35
Panta Rei DanceTheatre

Panta Rei Dance Theatre perform all over the world, but are coming back to Devon with a new, energetic and intricate dance theatre performance.

Read more
Mon, 18:30
Chloë Stratta.

Seaton Choral Society’s will be performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah this weekend.

Read more
Mon, 07:25

Honiton Players are seeking a well-behaved dog for their forthcoming production of When Holmes Met Watson.

Read more
Mon, 07:24
Four Girls Four Harps

One of the world’s leading harp quartets, 4 Girls, 4 Harps, will be appearing in Honiton at the weekend.

Read more
Mon, 07:23

There is always plenty going on in the area - here are just two forthcoming events.

Read more
Saturday, May 2, 2015

A solo singer is a rarity in itself at Seaton Music, but members knew they were in for a concert with a difference when pianist Andrew Daldorph appeared dressed as Franz Schubert might have been in 1827, and baritone Alexander Poulton came on from the back of the hall also in period costume.

Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Seaton Town Hall.

It was always the intention to provide ‘something for everyone’ at The Gateway and the venue is introducing comedy to its wide variety of events.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Entertainment

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder