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Around the World in 80 minutes | Canticum

Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 19:30
St Paul's Church, 'The Actor's Church' Covent Garden, London
£15; young persons 18 and under free
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  1. The turtle dove - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  2. Five English Folksongs - arranged by Hywel Davies
  3. Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!, from 3 Chansons de Charles d'Orléans - Claude Debussy
  4. 4 Russian Peasant Songs - Igor Stravinsky
  5. Finlandia Hymn - Jean Sibelius
  6. Psalmo Brasileiro - Jean Berger
  7. Irish Tune from County Derry - Percy Grainger
  8. Chisana-Sora (Small sky) - Toru Takemitsu
  9. Traditional songs from across the world - Anonymous
  10. Tall Stories - Orlando Gough

London chamber choir Canticum look forward to taking you on a musical journey around the world. They bring their versatile, expressive choral sound to explore folksongs of all sorts, from arrangements of traditional English folksongs by Vaughan Williams and Hywel Davies (the world premiere of a new set of arrangements written for Canticum), to exotic sounds such as a Mongolian shepherd's song, Nigerian and Sotho songs, and 'Small Sky' by the Japanese composer Takemitsu. Orlando Gough's work Tall Stories, a choral song-cycle about immigration to New York in the early 20th century, receives its second performance. Sibelius's Finlandia Hymn, the Neapolitan song Santa Lucia and Grainger's setting of 'Danny Boy' will be very familiar tunes to almost everyone; and we return via South America with Berger's Brazilian Psalm.

St Paul's Church, 'The Actor's Church' Covent Garden
Bedford Street
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