June 2013 weekend events

On the weekend of 1 and 2 June, Colchester Chamber Choir will be presenting two programmes, Magnificat (a full length programme built around Stanford’s great double choir Latin Magnificat) and Faire is the Heaven (a recital length programme) both of sumptuous British and American, twentieth century, unaccompanied choral works, many written in 8-parts or for double choir.

All concerts will include Barber’s justly popular Agnus Dei, a transcription of his famous Adagio for Strings and Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, a big favourite with audiences, Stanford’s 3 Motets Justorum Animae, Coelos Ascendit Hodie and Beati Quorum Via, two exquisite works by Walton, Drop, drop slow tears and Set me as a seal, and a curiosity by Elgar, They are at rest (written in 1910 for the ninth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s death). All concerts finish with Holst’s spectacular Nunc Dimittis.