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Durham Singers: Songs of Farewell

When
Saturday March 24, 2018 at 19:30
Where
Ushaw College, Durham
Tickets
£12; students and under 25s £8; children 13 and under - free
Phone for tickets: 0333 666 3366
Phone lines open: Monday to Friday: 9am–7pm, except Bank Holidays, Saturday: 9am–5pm
Other Sources: Durham Music Shop, 18 High Street, Langley Moor; choir members
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  1. Stabat Mater a 10 voci - Domenico Scarlatti
  2. Crucifixus à 8 - Antonio Lotti
  3. Songs of Farewell - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Singing in the gothic revival splendour of St Cuthbert's Chapel at Ushaw College, the Durham Singers reflect on human mortality and the end of life, as seen through music from baroque Italy and early 20th century England. In his setting of the Stabat Mater, Domenico Scarlatti enriches the choral texture with four soprano parts, creating an intense portrayal of Mary's unimaginable grief as she stands at the foot of the cross watching her son die. Antonio Lotti's 8-part Crucifixus is his best-known work, and is full of agonised harmonic tension.

Parry's six Songs of Farewell uses English poetry to offer a different perspective, reflecting quietly on ordinary lives with ordinary endings, and what might come afterwards. Francesca Massey conducts the Durham Singers in this set of beautifully crafted songs that are very different from the public ceremonial works that are associated with Parry.


Venue
Ushaw College
Ushaw Moor
Durham
Durham
DH7 9RH
England
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