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Durham Singers: Sing unto the Lord

When
Saturday June 30, 2018 at 19:30
Where
St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth
Tickets
£12, students and under 25s £8
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  1. O sing unto the Lord a new song - Thomas Tomkins
  2. A new song - James MacMillan
  3. O sing unto the Lord a new song Z 44 - Henry Purcell
  4. O sing unto the Lord - Julian Anderson
  5. Singet dem Herrn - Johann Pachelbel
  6. Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren BuxWV212 - Dietrich Buxtehude
  7. Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, from Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten Op 2 - Heinrich Schütz
  8. Variations on 'Nun lob mein Seel den Herren' for organ - Michael Praetorius
  9. Cantate Domino, canticum novum, from 'Cantiones Sacrae II' - William Byrd
  10. Singet dem Herrn BWV 225 - Johann Sebastian Bach

For their summer concert, the Durham Singers perform joyful psalm settings by British and German composers, based around the psalm texts 'O Sing unto the Lord'. Purcell's verse anthem setting is complemented by Julian Anderson's contemporary response to the text, in which the choir begin with the exuberant joy that comes from singing, before taking on the sounds of brass fanfares and the roaring sea.

The concert closes with Bach's magnificent double-choir motet, Singet dem Herrn, The quieter central movement uses the Lutheran chorale melody Nun lob mein Seel den Herren, so to prepare the path to Bach's masterpiece, we offer choral and organ settings of the same chorale by some of Bach's great predecessors, along with Pachelbel's own version of Singet dem Herrn.

The audience are invited to join the choir for seasonal refreshments after the concert.


Venue
St Brandon's Church
Brancepeth
Durham
DH7 8DF
England
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