Friday, 9 October 2015

Starling Octet Howell's Requiem St Andrew's Exwick Saturday 7 November 2015

Starling Octet

Saturday 7th November
Howells' Requiem and other works by candlelight
Arrive 7.30pm for wine and refreshments
Recital starts 8pm
Exwick Parish Church of St Andrew
Station Road
Exwick EX4 2AA
Price: £8 / £5 conc / U16 free
(includes free pre-recital refreshments)
Car park next to church hall

The Starling Octet is delighted to announce our next performance - on 7th November at Exwick Parish Church we will be presenting a candlelit evening in recognition of Armistice Day, when we will sing for you the Requiem by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) plus other works, accompanied by readings of war poetry.

The Requiem is a very beautiful and poignant work, written by Howells in 1932 as a memorial to those killed in war. Just a few years later he was devastated by the sudden death of his son Michael aged 9 from polio, and his work Hymnus Paradisi in honour of his son drew heavily from the earlier Requiem, which he didn't allow to be published for another 50 years.

We sang this work in Pinhoe Church in 2011 and it is a Starlings favourite. The recital will start with a prayer led by Reverend Jerry Bird, minister of Exwick Church. The church will be lit solely by candles during the performance.

You are invited to arrive from 7.30pm, free wine and refreshments will be provided until the start of the performance at 8pm.

We expect the performance to last until about 9pm.

Free parking is available in the car park to the right of the church hall.

Tickets will be sold on the door - £8 full / £5 conc / under-16s free
- and can also be reserved by return email.

Please spread the word and the poster for us - we can supply printed posters for you to put up if you want them, just let us know.
The Starling Octet
St Andrew's Church Exwick
Saturday 7 November 7.30pm
Candlelit Choral Music and War Poetry
Herbert Howells: Requiem
1. Salvator Mundi (O Saviour of the world)
2. Psalm 23 (The Lord is my  shepherd)
3. Requiem aeternam (1)
4. Psalm 121 (I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills)
5. Requiem aeternam (2)
6. I heard a voice from heaven
Soprano: Zoë FitzsimmonsHattie Brown
Alto: Sarah PenningtonMarion Wood
Tenor: Ben PenningtonNeville Gibbings
Bass: Joe BeckhellingMalcolm Field
Tickets: £8 (concession £5 U16 FREE)
Free parking & refreshments
Starling Octet Website

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