Saturday 24 March 2018
St John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath, BA2 4AF
Paragon Singers present ‘Super Flumina', a programme featuring music inspired by rivers across the world, from the Euphrates to the Missouri. Expect gorgeous double choir polyphony by Philippe de Monte and Victoria, one of the famous Michael Tippett spirituals from ‘Child of our Time’, pieces by Poulenc, Gorecki, Palestrina and James Erb's stunning arrangement of the American folk song 'Shenandoah'.
Plus a world premiere from award-winning composer John Barber, commissioned by Paragon Singers and setting an Emily Dickinson poem. John studied with Harrison Birtwistle and has composed for the Royal Opera, Glyndebourne and The Sixteen. Join us in the magnificent setting of St. John's Church on South Parade for an unforgettable evening of music-making.
Vidi Aquam - plainchant
Victoria - Vidi Aquam a 4
Palestrina - Super Flumina Babylonis - a 4
Victoria - Super Flumina Babylonis (double choir)
Phillippe de Monte - Super Flumina Babylonis (double choir)
Henryk Gorecki - Szeroka woda (broad waters)
Gerald Finzi - Clear and Gentle Stream (no. 4 from Seven Part Songs - Poems by Robert Bridges)
Francis Poulenc - C'est la petit fill du Prince
Michael Tippett - Deep River, From 'Child of Our Time'
Trad. arr James Erb - Shenandoah
Frederick Delius - To be sung of a summer night upon the water
John Barber - My river runs to thee