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Gloria! - Reading Phoenix Choir

Saturday March 3, 2018 at 19:30
The Concert Hall in the Town Hall, Reading
£17, £20, under 16s £7.50
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  1. Gloria - John Rutter
  2. Loquebantur variis linguis - Thomas Tallis
  3. O magnum mysterium - Cristóbal de Morales
  4. Laudate Dominum - Tomás Luis de Victoria
  5. Vespers, 'All-night vigil' Op 37 - Sergey Rachmaninov
    • Priidite, poklonimsia (Come, let us worship)
    • Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Rejoice O Virgin)
  6. Requiem - Herbert Howells
    • I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121)
    • Requiem aeternam 2
    • I heard a voice from heaven
  7. Pilgrims' Hymn, from The Three Hermits - Stephen Paulus
  8. Tota pulchra es - Ola Gjeilo
  9. Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre
  10. My spirit sang all day, from 7 Part Songs Op 17 - Gerald Finzi
  11. Light of my soul - Robert Lucas Pearsall
  12. Ca' the Yowes - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  13. You are the new day - Peter Knight
  14. Crazy little thing called love - Freddie Mercury
  15. Life on Mars - David Bowie

Gloria! is Reading Phoenix Choir's 49th Annual Concert, the highlight of their concert season and a precursor to celebrations for their 50th year.

This year’s Annual Concert ‘Gloria!’ will take place in the heart of Reading at the Concert Hall and will contain a varied choral programme representative of the choir’s recognisable style. The choir will perform Rutter’s Gloria with the Phoenix Brass Ensemble as well as highlights from Rachmaninov’s Vespers and Howells’ Requiem. This will be followed by a selection of lighter pieces from their repertoire including Whitacre’s Lux Arumque, and arrangements of Freddie Mercury’s Crazy little thing called love, and David Bowie’s Life on Mars.

Chris Hann, Musical Director of Reading Phoenix Choir, says:

‘The Annual Concert is a fantastic opportunity for supporters of the choir, both old and new, to experience the very best of Reading Phoenix Choir. It is the highlight of the season and offers a showreel of what we do best. If you go to any concert in Reading this year, this has to be it!’

Not only will this concert be a jam packed evening of fantastic music making but it will also provide the perfect opportunity for any budding choral composers, interested in entering our recently launched choral composition competition, to experience the choir in its full glory. The concert will enable potential competition entrants to realise what the choir, recognised as one of the best amateur choirs in the country, is truly capable of.

The Walter Hussey Composition Competition, launched in January 2018 and boasting a £750 prize and a line-up of top judges, is proving to be an exciting subject of discussion among the composing world. The momentum is building for the new competition with over 100 up and coming composers having registered interest in submitting an entry.

The theme of the inaugural competition is ‘Gold’ to coincide with the choir’s upcoming 50th season. Reading Phoenix Choir will perform the world premiere of the winning entry at their 50th year Annual Concert on 9th March 2019 at Reading Concert Hall. For more information visit the website.

The Concert Hall in the Town Hall
Blagrave Street
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