Saturday June 22nd, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Platt.

For our summer concert this year we are exploring styles of music which are challenging us to get out of our comfort zone.  We’re singing music which bridges over 900 years, opening our concert with music by one of the most important and influential composers in history, Hildegard von Bingen, followed by a work by Stevie Wishart written only a few years ago based around that ancient music.  Stevie explores the Medieval sound-world through texture and vocal effects to create a rich and elaborate soundscape, reminiscent of monastic chant and ancient buildings.

A ‘first’ for Cantate is a programme which features exclusively female composers, and we will perform music from the Renaissance and the 19th century, with pieces by perhaps the most well-known female composer of the last century, Amy Beach.  We conclude our programme with two works by Lauren Redhead, performing one work which is a cappella and a second in which we have an element of improvisation and which we will perform with electronics Lauren is creating especially for this performance.

This is going to be a particularly exciting concert for the choir, working with two contemporary composers exploring the real cutting edge of vocal performance, and challenging us to try a whole new approach as a choir.  We look forward to welcoming you to what will most certainly be an exciting and enjoyable evening.

Robin Walker, May 2019

Tickets are priced at £12 (U16 at £6) and are available at Sevenoaks Bookshop and online at www.eventbrite.co.uk. Refreshments from 18.45 before the performance commences at 19.30.

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