Our first self presented concert of the year has been designed to be unashamedly exciting!
It features two Glorias. Vivaldi’s much-loved work is the most popular musical setting to the Gloria of all time. It is sunny, full of stirring fanfares and musical fireworks. In contract, Poulenc’s Gloria is a gorgeous self-affirming work which is full of humour, jauntiness and haunting music.
Thomas Gaynor — Organists
Ruth Armishaw — Mezzo Soprano
Other soloists to be confirmed
This is a rare opportunity to experience Bach’s masterpiece. The B Minor Mass is considered one of the greatest choral compositions of all time.
“The music is a universal expression of life and is unrivalled for its sheer variety including duets, quartets and towering double choruses,” says Orpheus Music Director Brent Stewart,
Emma Pearson — Soprano
Jenny Wollerman — Soprano
Maaike Christie-Beekman — Contralto
Declan Cudd — Tenor
Wade Kernot — Bass
The title work is a musical landmark performed all around the world during the Christmas season. Not only will you hear an engaging, fresh and sophisticated work sung by full choir but also a number of other Christmas works.