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
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)
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 Choir’ WELLS JOURNAL
Location of King’s College Chapel, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3LA