Thursday, 2 February 2012

Counterpoint Choir will be at Buckfast Abbey Saturday 11 February 7.30pm

A dream in music . . .
Counterpoint Choir at Exeter University Chapel Thursday 26 January
Sopranos: Susie Howells, Ann Draisey, Alto: Rachel Mitchell
Rehearsals continue at Exeter University Chapel for Counterpoint's 'In Memoriam' concert next Saturday.

Fifteen exquisite renaissance songs from the 1612 memorial to James I's son, Henry, Prince of Wales .

With each run-through, the sound becomes even more complex and captivating.

When it's transferred to Buckfast Abbey, this concert will be a masterpiece!

A new alto voice
Choral Scholar from Aukland, New Zealand
Fraser MacDiarmid
A familiar singer braves the elements to attend:
Soprano Mary Carpenter
(with Daisy Walford, Matthew Cann,
Denise Kehoe & Andrew Henley)
Exeter University Chapel:
not quite Buckfast Abbey - but still a big sound
David Acres directs the Counterpoint Choir
as they rehearse
'In Memoriam' to Henry, Prince of Wales (d. 1612)

Take another look at the incredible programme of polyphonic choral music that Counterpoint have in store for us:

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): 'Drop, drop slow tears'
Thomas Morley (1577-1602): Funeral Sentences I (very moving!)
William Byrd (1543-1623): 'Come to me grief for ever'
Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1635): 'Remember, O thou man'
Thomas Morley: 'Nolo Mortem Peccatoris' (anthem for 4 voices)
Robert Ramsay (1590-1644: 'When David Heard that Absalom was Slain'
Orlando Gibbons: 'O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not'
Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): 'Versa est in lutum'
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): 'Laboravi in gemitu meo'
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590-1644): 'Circumdederunt me dolores mortis'
Thomas Morley: Funeral Sentences II (even more moving!)
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): 'When David heard'
William Byrd: 'Ave Verum Corpus'
William Byrd: 'Ne irascaris'
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656): 'Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom'

this is going to be great!

and  -   'stop press':

Star of Phonic FM, soprano Mary O'Shea, will be joining the choir from today!!!

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