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Next Somerset Chamber Choir concert

Sunday 15 February 2015, 3pm

King’s College Chapel, Taunton



German Choral Classics



A concert of choral and organ favourites featuring music by no fewer than 13 composers:


Bach, Brahms, Bruckner, Handel, Haydn, Mahler,
Mendelssohn, Mozart, Reubke,
Rheinberger, Schubert, Schütz & Wagner


in a programme that not only explores the immensely rich German musical tradition (and how that tradition has enhanced our own), but also presents an irresistible opportunity to enjoy so many musical treasures in a single afternoon ... einfach zauberhaft - simply magical!



Bach: Wachet auf (Cantata 140, opening chorus)

Handel: The King shall rejoice

Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer (O for the wings of a dove)

Bruckner: Os justi

Haydn: Te Deum in C

Schubert: Psalm 23 (Gott ist mein Hirt)

Mozart: Agnus Dei from Coronation Mass, K.317

Schütz: Die mit Tränen säen

Rheinberger: Abendlied

Mahler: Rückertlieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Brahms: Geistliches Lied (Spiritual Song)

Bach: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen wieder

(St Matthew Passion, closing chorus)


Organ pieces:

Reubke: Fugue from Sonata on the 94th Psalm

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (arranged for solo organ)




Somerset Chamber Choir

Richard Pearce organ

Graham Caldbeck  conductor



Join us to soar like a dove with Mendelssohn and to ride with Wagner’s Valkyries. Reverently enter into Bruckner’s Catholic cathedral, and swell the crowds in Westminster Abbey with Handel; accompany some of Jesus’s disciples on the road to Emmaus in a motet by Rheinberger; and bid farewell to earthly life with Mahler in a striking choral setting of one of his beautiful valedictory Rückert-Lieder; finally, we unite heart and soul in Brahms’s magnificent Geistliches Lied.


Hear vivid and moving psalm settings by Schütz, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Reubke; a beguiling Agnus Dei from a Mass by Mozart; a lively chorale prelude from a Bach cantata and the wonderful closing chorus of his St. Matthew Passion; and a joyous Te Deum by Haydn.



An inspiring and uplifting concert by the Somerset Chamber ChoirWELLS JOURNAL

Location of King’s College Chapel, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3LA





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