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War & Peace, commemorating the end of the Great War.

Saturday 10th November 2018 at St. Mary’s Church, Kippington, Sevenoaks

Poster for Cantate Choir's War & Peace concert in November 2018

A programme of music and readings, with organ.

Organist: Iestyn Evans

Readers: Sandy Walsh and Robin Lustig

Cantate’s next performance is a special concert to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The programme includes songs and readings from poems written during and after the War alongside settings of sacred texts that reflect the choral traditions of the last century.  The centrepiece of the concert will be Herbert Howells’ Requiem. Other works include pieces by English composers of the 20th Century, such as Ireland and Elgar, as well as music by Messiaen, Pärt and Whitacre, music to evoke both sadness and hope.

Tickets cost £15 (Friends £12 and under 18s £7.50) and include refreshments.

The programme is approximately 90 minutes without an interval.

Tickets available at Sevenoaks Bookshop, online at www.bpt.com or by phone 0800 411 8881.

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    Sounds of Light – Summer Concert at Tudeley

    Saturday 23rd June 2018 at All Saints Church, Tudeley at 7.30pm

    An  performance of music ancient and modern, including the world premiere of a piece by local composer and supporter of the choir, Laurie Dunkin Wedd, inspired by the wonderful Chagall windows at Tudeley. We performed the Mass for 5 Voices by Byrd, the Chansons Francaises by Poulenc as well as If Ye Love Me by Tallis and Three Thomas Campion songs by Nunn.  It also included the world Premiere of a  piece by Frederick Frahm for clarinet and piano which encapsulated the different windows and was performed by Sarah Trigg on the clarinet accompanied by our Director of Music, Robin Walker on the piano.

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      A FEAST OF BRUCKNER

      We performed the E minor Mass and a selection of sacred motets, accompanied by organ and trombones at St. Martin’s Brasted on Sunday 22 April. It was a lovely sunny evening, quite a contrast from the original planned date of the concert which was postponed from March due to the snow.

      Through their gorgeous harmonic language and polyphonic layering, their roving melodic lines and unexpected dissonances, these pieces represent compelling examples of Bruckner’s intense sound world. It was a stirring and rewarding evening.

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        Rutter’s Magnificat

        Saturday 9 December 2017, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Kippington, Sevenoaks

        Poster for Cantate Choir's Christmas Concert in 2017, Rutter's MagnificatOur next concert is on Saturday 9 December at St. Mary’s Church, Kippington, Sevenoaks. This is a Christmas concert including John Rutter’s Magnificat, and music by Poulenc, Bach, Mendelssohn and more.  The Magnificat is an uplifting piece, combining many colourful styles, from sections full of lively energy to moments of peaceful reflection; and it includes the lovely setting of the old English poem ‘Of a Rose’.  Robin Walker will conduct and our organist for the evening will be Riccardo Bonci.

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          Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

          Saturday 14 October 2017
          Pamoja Hall   7.30pm

          With Vivace and The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

          Director of Music: Robin Walker

          Poster for Cantate Choir's October 2017 performance of Monteverdi Vespers with Vivaci! and The English Cornett & Sackbut EnsembleBorn in Cremona, Monteverdi was a composer and court musician particularly known for books of madrigals and operas. His work transitions from Renaissance polyphony to Baroque melody including pioneering techniques such as bass continuo. The Vesperis in Festis Beata Mariae Vergine, more casually known as the Vespers of 1610, was his first sacred work in nearly 30 years reflecting a blend of both styles. In scale it represents one of the most ambitious works of religious music written before Bach.  It is a large, complex and ground-breaking piece noted for its brilliance and power.

          Special guest soloists will perform with The Cantate Choir and we will be joined by Vivace and The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble for what promises to be a wonderful evening.

          Tickets cost £15. (concessions £7.50 U18s)

          For more information and a link to book tickets, go to http://www.thespacesevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/music/

           

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            Solstice of Light – June 2017

            St Mary’s Platt, Sunday 25th June 2017

            With William Searle (tenor) and Ian Shaw (organ).

            The centrepiece of our summer concert was the Solstice of Light, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Cantata for tenor, choir and organ. Its fourteen movements form a poetic history of Orkney with beautiful melodic moments and some wonderful harmony. This highly evocative piece was performed as the long light of June lasted into the evening making it a very special occasion.

            We also be presented a wonderful setting of Shakespeare’s song from Cymbeline, Fear No More, by Jonas Magnussen, being performed for the first time in the UK, as well as two pieces by New Zealand composer Paul Newton-Jackson.

            We were joined by special guests, tenor William Searle and organist Ian Shaw. William performed a beautiful selection of English solo songs as well as the tenor role in Solstice of Light.  Ian played an organ solo during the first part of the concert as well as performing the fantastic, virtuoso solo sections in Solstice of Light.

            Strawberries and drinks were at 6.30pm  in the Churchyard and the concert followed at 7.00pm.

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              Lux Aeterna March 2017

              Saturday March 4th 2017 – St. Martin’s Church, Brasted.

              Poster for The Cantate Choir's Lux Aeterna concert in March 2017

              The choir performed a capella music full of melody and luscious harmony by Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten, while our special guest soloist Philippa Mo played a range of pieces for the violin.

              Two of Mendelssohn’s motets for eight-part choir opened the concert. Philippa then played two pieces for violin by German Romantic composer Rheinberger; she was accompanied on the organ by Robin Walker. Britten’s Five Flower Songs followed, fascinating settings of works by poets such as Herrick and Clare. Philippa then performed a new work by Frederick Frahm Grendel’s Soliloquy.  Closing the first half was Sir Edward Elgar’s famous Nimrod, arranged for choir and set to the text Lux Aeterna.

              The second half was a feast of Vaughan Williams, opening with The Lark Ascending.  The choir then performed the composer’s Mass in G minor for double choir and soloists, a truly great work of the English 20th century choral tradition.

               

               

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                Christmas with Cantate

                Poster for Cantate Choir's Christmas concert in December 2016 - Christmas with Cantate

                St Nicholas’ Church, Sevenoaks.

                Saturday 10th December 7.30pm.

                With guest conductor Riccardo Bonci and organist Iestyn Evans.

                Our Christmas programme will feature carols, old and new. From Wassail song to Wishart, with Bach, Vaughan Williams and Rutter, and, of course, we hope you will join with us to sing our favourite carols together!

                This year we are delighted to be performing with our very special guest soloist – Matilda Lloyd on trumpet. Matilda won the brass section of the BBC Musician of the year in 2014 and made her Proms solo debut this year with the BBC Philharmonic; she has also played with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for the Classic FM Live concert at the Royal Albert Hall and she has appeared on In Tune on Radio 3.  She works with a variety of orchestras and she currently reads music at Trinity College, Cambridge and studies the trumpet with Mark David, Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She will be joining us to perform many well-known carols and she will be playing solo pieces including Bach’s Concerto in D Major after Vivaldi.

                For a glorious, sparkling start to the Christmas season do come and join us!

                Tickets are £15 including refreshment and are available at Sevenoaks Bookshop or online and by phone from Brown Paper Tickets on www.bpt.me and 0800 411 8881. They will also available from members of the choir.

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                  Vivaldi Gloria and works by living composers

                  Saturday 21 May 2016, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Kippington, Sevenoaks

                  Poster for Cantate Choir's Vivaldi Gloria concert in May 2016Vivaldi Gloria and works by living composers in association with Firehead Editions.

                  The Cantate Choir will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria in May. Written in around 1715 it is a joyous, sparkling piece for choir and soloists, with distinctive, sunny harmonies and beautifully expressive moments. This lovely, uplifting music forms the centrepiece of our concert.

                  Following our tradition of presenting new music, we will also be performing a selection of pieces from Firehead Editions. This is a collective of three contemporary composers: Frederick Frahm, Huw Morgan and Nicholas Wibberley. They have written music for a wide variety of different contexts and are all distinguished composers, conductors and performers. Their music is intelligent, well-considered and attractive, and is performed the world over. We are delighted to be presenting a selection of their recent works, both sacred and secular, which we are sure you will enjoy.

                  We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring evening of old and new music.

                  Tickets are £15 and will be available at Sevenoaks Bookshop or online and by phone from Brown Paper Tickets and 0800 411 8881. They will also available from members of the choir.

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                    Gala Concert – Handel’s ‘Messiah’

                    23rd January 2016
                    Pamoja Hall – Sevenoaks School

                    Poster for the Handel's Messiah concert in January 2016

                    Programme

                    Handel’s Messiah

                    The Cantate Choir with orchestra ‘Vivace!’ and internationally renowned soloists gave a gala charity performance of this most wonderful of Oratorios to raise money for The Hospice in the Weald.

                    Choir, orchestra and soloists performing the Hallelujah chorus in Handel's Messiah

                    The Cantate Choir raised over £10,000 for Hospice in the Weald through it’s Gala Charity Concert on 23rd January 2016. This organisation provides the most outstanding palliative care to the terminally ill, and is heavily reliant on the generosity of the public, local businesses and organisations. Our guest of honour, Lord Sackville, introduced the concert.

                    The choir performed Handel’s masterpiece under the baton of Robin Walker accompanied by orchestra ‘Vivace!’ who played on period instruments. Cantate also welcomed internationally renowned soloists: soprano Gillian Keith, counter tenor Francesco Ghelardini, tenor Tom Randle and bass Trevor Eliot Bowes.

                    Soloists

                    Conductor – Robin Walker
                    Leader – Hazel Brooks

                    Soprano – Gillian Keith
                    Counter-tenor – Francesco Ghelardini
                    Tenor – Tom Randle
                    Bass – Trevor Eliot Bowes

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                    Programme notes by Sarah Kelmsley

                    Review

                    Review by Graeme Fife

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                      Summer 2014: Norway tour and Concert, Pining for the Fjords.

                      Poster for Cantate's 'Pining for the Fjords' concert in June 2015In late May, The Cantate Choir went tour again, this time to Norway.  See the news pages for pictures of the trip. They  gave a concert in Bergen cathedral after which they travelled to the heart of Norway to rekindle their friendship with The Førde Kammerkor to perform there. This choir came to sing with Cantate in Sevenoaks in October 2012.

                      Once returned the choir reprised the repertoire from the tour to present to an Audience at St. Martin’s Brasted. The concert included performances of Grieg, Norwegian folk songs, Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir, Weelkes, Morley, Stanford and Vaughan Williams, performing madrigals outside on a lovely summer’s evening before moving into the church for the rest of the concert.

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                        Fauré’s Requiem

                        7.30pm, Saturday 28th February 2015 – St. Mary’s Kippington, Sevenoaks

                        Poster for Faure Requiem concert in February 2015The choir performed this compelling Requiem together with a programme including mezzo soprano and baritone solos,  other choral works and an organ work by John Ellis as well as his choral piece, The Mass of the Grove.

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                          Top Kent Choir, 2015

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                          Saturday 28th March 2015, Canterbury

                          As winners of Top Kent Choir, 2014, we performed at a special celebration in March to mark five years of this competition which does so much to raise money for charity. We joined six other choirs, all past finalists or runners up, each performing a 15 minute repertoire in the Shirley Hall in Canterbury. The evening culminated in a special performance by all the choirs and audience together of a special arrangement of ‘Help’ – the song by the Beatles – to mark its fiftieth anniversary. The whole event celebrated live music and singing, and we were delighted to be able to take part. See photos of us performing by following this link.

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                            A Gala Christmas

                            7.30pm, Saturday 13 December – St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks

                            A Gala Christmas concert poster

                            Soloists

                            Robin WalkerConductor
                            Mardi BrassBrass quintet
                            Riccardo BonciOrgan
                            Linsay MartinReader
                            Lawrence ThornburyReader

                            Programme

                            Carol arr. Robin Walker – Once in Royal David’s city
                            Reading John Milton – The Invocation from Paradise Lost
                            Choir Boris Ord – Adam lay ybounden
                            Carol arr. David Willcocks – Of the Father’s heart begotten
                            Reading Rainer Mari Rilke – Annunciation to Mary translated by Mary Dows Herter Norton
                            Choir Villette – Hymne à la Vierge
                            Carol John Goss, arr. David Willcocks – See amid the winter’s snow
                            Reading Henry Vaughan – Christ’s Nativity
                            Choir Praetorius – In dulci jubilo
                            Choir A. Pärt – Bogoroditse dyevo
                            Carol, adapted by Arthur Sullivan – It came upon the midnight clear
                            Reading Sidney Godolphin – Hymn
                            Brass solo G.F. Handel – Symphony from Messiah
                            Choir Anon (ed. Stevens) – There is no rose - 15th C.
                            Carol arr. Mardi Brass – O little town of Bethlehem
                            Choir F. Mendelssohn – Rejoice and be glad all ye nations
                            Choir arr. Poston – The Boar’s head carol
                            Carol arr. Mardi Brass – Ding dong merrily on high
                            Reading John Betjeman – Christmas
                            Choir arr. Mardi Brass – God rest ye merry gentlemen
                            Choir arr. J. Magnussen – My heart will always wander trad. Norwegian
                            Carol arr. Mardi Brass – Silent night
                            Reading Ted Hughes – Minstral’s Song
                            Choir arr. Mardi Brass – The First nowell
                            Reading T.S. Elliot – The Cultivation of Christmas Trees
                            Brass soloLet it Blow
                            Carol arr. Mardi Brass – Hark the Herald

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                              Cantate at the Spiegeltent – Canterbury Festival

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                              11.00am, Saturday 25 October – Spiegletent, Canterbury

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                              We are delighted to be performing at the Spiegletent at the Canterbury Festival as winner of the Top Choir Kent competition. The concert takes place at 11am  on the 25th October. The venue is unique – part baroque ballroom part exotic marquee – and fantastic for an intimate and exciting concert.  Do come and join us as we present a morning of madrigals, classical pieces, folk song and jazz. There is something for everyone from Gabrieli to Tea for Two.Choir practising in the Spiegeltent

                              With other grcanterbury_festival140x210-140x210eat events continuing throughout the day why not take in a guided walk, or a comedy performance, rounded off with an evening concerSpiegeltentt by acclaimed choral group ‘Voces 8’ in Canterbury cathedral – make a day of it!

                               

                              The Spitfire ground is a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk from the centre of town, postcode CT1 3NZ . Parking is easy in that area.

                              Tickets are only £5 from the festival box office and will be available on the door.

                              For full details on the festival and booking go to www.canterburyfestival.co.uk and for our concert go to www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/whats-on/music/top-choir-kent-cantate

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                                Music for a summer evening

                                7.00pm, Saturday 14 June – St Martin’s Church, Brasted

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                                Soloists

                                Robin WalkerConductor
                                Iestyn EvansOrgan

                                Programme

                                T. Campion 1557—1620 – Never weather-beaten sail
                                J. Bartlet fl. 1606—10 – Of all the birds that I do know
                                R. Jones fl. 1597—1615 – Farewell, dear love
                                G. Finzi 1901—56 – My spirit sang all day
                                E. Elgar 1857—1934 – As torrents in summer
                                C.H.H. Parry 1848—1918 – Music, when soft voices die
                                C.V. Stanford 1852—1924 – The blue bird
                                F. Delius 1862—1934 – To be sung of a summer night on the water (two unaccompanied part-songs)
                                G.B. Pergolesi 1710—1736 – Magnificat
                                A. Hollins 1865—1942 – A Trumpet Minuet
                                J. Jongen 1873—1953 – Petite Prélude
                                M. Lanquetuit 1894—1985 – Toccata
                                Eric Whitaker b. 1970 – Sleep
                                G.F. Handel 1685—1759 – My heart is inditing

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                                  Thomas Tallis – Spem in alium

                                  7.30pm, Saturday 22 March 2014 – St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks

                                  Poster for Spem in Alium concert, March 2014

                                  In March 2014, Cantate were joined for the first time by one of the world’s leading period ensembles, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, who have for many years been a highlight of the early music scene through their many recordings, radio performances and concerts. They delivered a wonderful programme of Renaissance music from Italy, Germany and Britain.

                                  Cantate and HMSC performed alone and together in music by great composers of the period and the concert will build to a climax with Thomas Tallis’ extraordinary Spem in alium, a motet written in 40 parts, and a landmark piece in musical history.

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                                    Christmas with Cantate

                                    7.30pm, Saturday 14 December 2013 – St Mary’s Platt Parish Church

                                    Poster for The Cantate Choir's Christmas concert in December 2013

                                    Soloist

                                    Jemima Stephensonorgan

                                    Programme

                                    Audience carol – O come, o come, Emmanuel
                                    16th French tune Arr. Willcocks – Ding Dong! Merrily on high
                                    14th century carol Arr. Willcocks – Resonemus laudibus
                                    H. Berlioz 1803 – 69 – The Sepherd’s Farewell
                                    Organ solo J.S. Bach 1685 – 1750 – Nun komm der heiden heiland BWV 659
                                    J.G. Ebeling 1637? – 76 – All my heart this night rejoices
                                    Audience carol – Good King Wenceslas
                                    J.S. Bach 1685 – 1750 – Singet dem Herrn
                                    Audience carol – Once in royal David’s city
                                    W.J. Kirkpatrick 1838 – 1921 – Away in a manger
                                    J. Rutter b. 1945 – Nativity Carol
                                    J. Rutter – What sweeter music
                                    Audience carol – O little town of Bethlehem
                                    Organ solo O. Messiaen 1908 – 1992 – La Nativité du Seigneur – Les Bergers (the shepherds)
                                    M. Lauridsen b. 1943 – O Magnum mysterium
                                    W. Mathias 1934 – 92 – Sir Christèmas
                                    Audience Carol – Hark the Herald angels sing

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                                      Birthdays, Bubbly and Berries

                                      7.30pm, Saturday 22 June 2013 – Kippington Church, Sevenoaks

                                      Poster from Cantate Choir's June 2013 concert - Birthdays, bubbly and berries

                                      Soloist

                                      Iestyn EvansOrgan

                                      Programme

                                      John Dowland – Come again! Sweet love doth now invite
                                      John Dowland – O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness
                                      John Dowland – Flow not so fast ye fountains
                                      John Dowland – Fine knacks for ladies
                                      Benjamin Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
                                      Giuseppe Verdi – Ave Maria
                                      Giuseppe Verdi – Stabat Mater
                                      Giuseppe Verdi – Laudi Alla Vergine Madre
                                      Giuseppe Verdi – Te Deum

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                                        The First Nowell

                                        7.30pm, Saturday 15 December 2012 – St Mary’s Platt, Borough Green

                                        Soloist

                                        Riccardo BonciOrgan

                                        Programme

                                        Vaughan Williams – The First Nowell – an Oratorio
                                        Audience carol – O come, all ye faithful
                                        H. Darke – In the bleak mid-winter
                                        W. Byrd – O magnum mysterium
                                        F. Poulenc – Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
                                        E. Elgar – The Snow
                                        B. Britten – A New Year carol
                                        Audience carol – O little town of Bethlehem 
                                        A. Adam – Oh holy night

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                                          Royal Celebrations

                                          7.30pm, Saturday 16 June 2012 – St Martin’s Church, Brasted

                                          Poster for The Cantate Choir's Royal Celebrations concert in June 2012

                                          A golden treasury of English music – Music for Royal occasions from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II

                                          Soloist

                                          Ian Shaworgan

                                          Programme

                                          O. Gibbons – Preludium organ solo
                                          O. Gibbons – O clap your hands together
                                          Anon C16th – Rejoice in the Lord
                                          H. Purcell – Funeral sentences
                                          T. Bateson – Hark, hear you not?
                                          W. Boyce – The King shall rejoice
                                          C.H.H. Parry – I was glad when they said unto me
                                          S.S. Wesley – Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
                                          R. Vaughan Williams – Rhosymedre organ solo
                                          R. Vaughan Williams – O taste and see
                                          Paul Mealor – Ubi caritas
                                          G.F. Handel – Zadok the Priest

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                                            Durufle Requiem and Gareth Wilson’s Decalogue

                                            7.30pm, Saturday 26 November, 2011 – St Mary’s Platt Church, Nr Borough Green

                                            Poster for Cantate Choir's Durufle Requiem concert in November 2011

                                            Soloists

                                            Gareth Wilsoncomposer & conductor
                                            Nicholas O’Neillorgan

                                            Programme

                                            Gareth Wilson – Decalogue
                                            Duruflé – Requiem

                                            This concert included Gareth Wilson’s first performance outside London of Decalogue.

                                            Performing new music, and working with composers is a real thrill for musicians: getting the music ‘hot off the press’. The Cantate Chamber Choir worked with Gareth Wilson, conductor, composer, theologian and educator, preparing his new work ‘Decalogue’ for their concert on Saturday 26th November in the Parish Church of St Mary Platt.

                                            The work, sets biblical texts from both the old and new testaments, to music as a set of eleven motets for choir and organ. Each text is chosen to highlight one of the Ten Commandments, with the eleventh movement being the words of Jesus; “I give you a new commandment”.

                                            The composer, Gareth Wilson, conducted the work and the choir’s musical director, Robin Walker, played the substantial organ accompaniment.

                                            For the second half of the concert Robin conducted the choir as they performed one of the choral repertoire’s most loved works: Maurice Duruflé’s ‘Requiem’, with its haunting ‘Pie Jesu’ and heavenly ‘In Paradisum’.

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                                              Auguri Italia!

                                              Tuesday 31 May 2011 – Methodist Church, Florence, Italy
                                              Wednesday 1 June 2011 – 13th century church of Saint Augustine, San Gimignano, Italy
                                              Thursday 2 June 2011 – La Badia Fiorentina (Florence Abbey), Florence, Italy
                                              7.30pm, Thursday 16 June – St Margaret Patten’s Church, City of London
                                              7.30pm, Saturday 18 June – St Martin’s Church, Brasted

                                              Poster from the choir's Auguri Italia! tour to Italy

                                              On 30th May, ‘Cantate’ set off for Florence, for a week of performances in Tuscany. They take with them a delightful summer programme celebrating 150 years of Italian Unity and will return to England for their UK concerts in London and finally Brasted. These ‘a capella’ concerts will feature music from the 15th to the 20th century, with a particular focus on Italian and English composers, including Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Lotti, Charles Wood, William Harris, John Dowland and Edward Bairstow. The concert will finish with Joseph Rheinberger’s wonderful Mass in E flat major.

                                              In Florence, all three concert venues are ancient churches with rich histories. The first is the Methodist Church in Florence, built in the 12th Century as a monastery, and the place where the clavichord was perhaps invented. It is also only a few doors away from the palazzo in which dramatic recitative was first heard, the birthplace of modern operatic style. The church is only a few hundred yards from the church of Santa Croce, where Rossini is buried, whose Messe Solennelle the choir performed in March this year.

                                              Photo of San Gimignano Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, one of the venues for the Choir's tour to Italy

                                              San Gimignano Chiesa di Sant’Agostino

                                              The 13th century church of Saint Augustine in the UNESCO World Heritage town of San Gimignano, south of Florence, is the choir’s second port of call. San Gimignano is famous for its many tall towers, used to dry long lengths of cloth dyed with local saffron, and visible for many miles around. The town was used in the film Tea with Mussolini, and is the setting for the video game Assassin’s Creed II !

                                              For their final concert the choir perform in one of Florence’s most ancient churches, La Badia Fiorentina (Florence Abbey), which dates back to the year 978, and where Robin is currently organist. The monastic community there have given the choir special permission to give a rare concert, which will be the final highlight of the trip.

                                              The choir also performed this summer programme on two occasions in England. First on Thursday 16th June when the choir sang in the City of London at St Margaret Patten’s Church and then on the opening night of the Sevenoaks Festival at St Martin’s Church Brasted on the 18th June.

                                              Programme

                                              Hugo Kelly – Magnificat
                                              J. Arcadelt – Ave maria
                                              G. Gabrieli – Jubilate Deo a 8
                                              T. Weelkes – When David heard
                                              A. Lotti – Crucifixus a 8
                                              A. Bruckner – Ave Maria, Locus iste, Os justi
                                              C. Wood – Great Lord of Lords
                                              S. Rachmaninov – Blessed is the man
                                              A. Bax – Lord, thou hast told us
                                              E. Bairstow – I sat down under his shadow
                                              J. Rheinberger – Double mass in E flat
                                              W. Harris – Bring us, O Lord God

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                                                Ceremony of Carols

                                                7.30pm, Saturday 11 December 2010 – St Marys Platt, Nr Borough Green

                                                Poster for the Cantate Choir's December 2010 Concert - Ceremony of Carols

                                                Soloist

                                                Camilla Payharp

                                                Programme

                                                G. Palestrina – Matin Responsory
                                                H J Gauntlett – Once in Royal David’s City
                                                arr. Willcocks – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
                                                H. Darke – In the bleak mid-winter
                                                M. Grandjany 1891-1775 – Aria in a classic style - Harp solo
                                                R.R. Bennett – Susanni
                                                arr. Willcocks – Il est né le divin enfant
                                                J. Rutter – Wexford carol
                                                Austr. trad. arr. Willcocks – He smiles within his cradle
                                                arr. Willcocks – Angelus ad Virginem
                                                S-R. Marcel 1882-1955 – Variations pastorales sur un vieux noël - Harp solo
                                                arr. Willcocks – Sussex carol
                                                Pearsall – In dulci jubilo
                                                arr. R. Jacques – The holly and the ivy
                                                arr. Willcocks – I saw three ships
                                                arr. R. Jacques – Good King Wenceslas
                                                B. Britten – Ceremony of carols

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                                                  A Summer Seranade

                                                  7.30 pm, Saturday 13 June 2010 – St Martin’s Church, Brasted

                                                  Poster from Cantate Choir's summer concert in June 2010

                                                  Soloist

                                                  Iestyn Evansorgan

                                                  Programme

                                                  Madrigals
                                                  Greaves- Come away, sweet love
                                                  Vautor – Mother, I will have a husband
                                                  Weelkes – Come, sirrah Jack, ho!
                                                  Morley – Sing we, and chant it

                                                  Folksongs
                                                  Willcocks – Bobby Shaftoe
                                                  Grainger – Londonderry Air
                                                  Rutter – Dashing away with the smoothing iron
                                                  Elgar – The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
                                                  Elgar – Doubt not thy Father’s care
                                                  Elgar – O hearken Thou
                                                  Elgar – They are at rest
                                                  Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5 (organ duet)

                                                  Popular Classics from the ‘30s and ‘40s
                                                  Youmans/Caesar – Tea for two
                                                  Kern – Smoke gets in your eyes
                                                  Porter – Let’s do it

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                                                    Celebrate!

                                                    7.30pm, Saturday 28 November 2009 – St Mary’s Church, Platt

                                                    Poster for the Cantate Choir's November 2009 Concert - Celebrate!

                                                    Soloist

                                                    Robin Walkerorgan

                                                    Programme

                                                    J. Haydn 1732–1809 – Te Deum
                                                    F. Mendelssohn 1809–1847 – Organ Sonata No. IV in B flat major
                                                    F. Mendelssohn 1809–1847 – Sechs Sprüche zum Kirchenjahr – opus 79
                                                    A. Bruckner 1824–1896 – Mass No. 2 in E minor

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