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The Seven Ages of Man | a choral journey through life

 14 October 2016 at 7.30pm 

The Seven Ages of Man | a choral journey through life

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London
Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom
020 7236 1145

Londinium (chamber choir)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Inspired by Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" monologue from 'As You Like It', this beguiling programme of unaccompanied choral music traces a course from the cradle to the grave. An intriguing and eclectic journey begins with the tender sounds of Eric Whitacre's 'Sleep My Child', and ends with William Harris' luscious 'Bring us, O Lord God', taking in music old (Dufay, Tallis, Gabrieli, Byrd) and new (Dominick Argento's 'There was a naughty boy', Bob Chilcott’s 'Even such is time'), as well as evergreen works by Bruckner, Parry and Holst. The centrepiece of is Thea Musgrave's 2014 Proms commission 'Ithaca', a celebration of life's journey in all its splendour.

Thea Musgrave : Ithaca
Eric Whitacre : Sleep My Child
Dominick Argento : There was a naughty boy
Bob Chilcott : Even Such is Time

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