What could be more welcome than a little repose and respite from the demands of daily life? Our concert programme tells stories of life and love, of tranquillity and stillness, some naïve and simple, others infused with complex imagery. This special concert was filmed in the stunning setting of St John’s Upper Norwood, London, for Perth Festival.
Featuring a stunning selection of music, from exuberant early works such as Hoyda, hoyda, jolly rutterkin and I am a jolly foster to Eric Whitacre’s sublime Sleep, Stanford’s glorious The Blue Bird, and a new commission from Roderick Williams, this is truly music to escape to.
Harry Christophers conductor
E.W. Naylor Vox dicentis
Anon I am a jolly foster
James MacMillan Children are a heritage of the Lord
Bob Chilcott Londonderry Air
Pinsuti Good night, good night beloved
Cornysh Hoyda, hoyda jolly rutterkin
Stanford Blue Bird
Cornysh Ah Robyn
Eric Whitacre Sleep
Roderick Williams Eriskay Love Lilt
Hayes Giles Jolt
Pearsall Lay a garland
Holst Nunc Dimittis