a single concert

British IslesFriday, August 7, 2009
7:30 pm

Luther Memorial Church
1021 University Ave. Madison, Wisconsin 53715

Thanks to all who joined us for our eighth annual performance on Friday, August 7, 2009, for an evening of extraordinary choral works from the British Isles. Five centuries of masterworks spanned Byrd, Weelkes, and Wilbye through Britten and contemporary selections. All in the glorious acoustics of Luther Memorial Church.

Special guests included organist Kathrine Handford and pianist Jane Peckham, alongside our crew of world-class choral singers under the baton of Scott MacPherson.

It's once a year. It's gone in a moment. It was a night to remember!

CONCERT PROGRAM
O Sing Joyfully Adrian Batten
Be unto me, O Lord William Byrd
Draw on Sweet Night John Wilbye
Thule, the period of cosmography
The Andalusian Merchant
Thomas Weelkes
Three Shakespeare Songs
1. Full Fathom Five
2. The Cloud Capp'd Towers
3. Over Hill, Over Dale
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Rejoice in the Lamb

Benjamin Britten

Intermission
Let the people praise thee, O God William Mathias
Song for Athene John Tavener
Nunc dimittis Gustav Holst
Ring Out, Wild Bells Jonathan Dove
I love my love arr. Gustav Holst
I'm seventeen come Sunday arr. Percy Grainger
ENCORES
I sat down under His shadow Edward Bairstow
Oliver Cromwell Benjamin Britten