Spring Concert 2019

Chapel Field Methodist Church
Saturday 13 April 2019 at 7.30pm
Tickets £8 (£5 for students) including finger buffet in the interval – available on the door
Parking is available in Bignold School car park

The Norwich Singers will be presenting a varied selection of Classical choral music at their Spring Concert on Saturday 13th April 2019. Together with professional soloists, Hannah Long, Chris Steed and Steve Holmes, the choir will perform pieces by Haydn, Handel and John Henry Maunder.

The Norwich Singers will be presenting a varied selection of Classical choral music at their Spring Concert on Saturday 13th April 2019. Together with professional soloists, Hannah Long, Chris Steed and Steve Holmes, the choir will perform pieces by Haydn, Handel and John Henry Maunder.

Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in B flat major was composed around 1775  for the Order of the Brothers of Mercy based in Eisenstadt. The missa brevis (short mass), written for soprano solo and four-part choir, is known as the Little Organ Mass because of an extended organ solo in the Benedictus.

John Henry Maunder (1858–1920) has seen a revival in interest in his music in recent years. His music is characteristic of the music of the Victorian era, a style that in its time was superseded by the music of composers such as Parry, Stanford and Wood. Olivet to Calvary, written for tenor and baritone soloists and chorus in 1904, is one amongst a number of church cantatas he wrote.

Handel’s Messiah has been a staple of choirs and choral societies for hundreds of years. Composed in 1741, it has become one of the most frequently performed choral works in Western music. The Norwich Singers and guest soloist Hannah Long will be performing a selection of arias and choruses from the work, including ‘Behold the Lamb of God’, ‘I Know that my Redeemer Liveth’, ‘If God be with us’, ‘Worthy is the lamb that was slain’ and the ‘Amen’ chorus.

This concert promises to be an enjoyable evening focussing as it does on the Easter period that starts the day after with Palm Sunday. The concert will be held as usual at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 and are available on the door.