Somerset Chamber Choir - The Poets Inspire

King's College Chapel, Kingston Road, Taunton, TA1 3LA

13 Feb 2022


Somerset Chamber Choir perform turn-of-the-20th & 21st-century masterpieces from the British Isles and America, inspired by classic poetry.

Somerset Chamber Choir - The Poets Inspire

Along with Elgar’s delightful Spanish Serenade, this concert offers a rare opportunity to hear Hamish MacCunn’s dramatic portrayal of Longfellow’s Wreck of the Hesperus, and Stanford’s unjustly neglected but beautiful setting of Tennyson’s The Princess. There is also an unusual chance to hear Vaughan Williams’ iconic masterpiece The Lark Ascending, inspired by George Meredith’s poem of the same name, in the original setting for violin and piano. Three instant classics from the 21st century, including settings of Longfellow and E.E. Cummings, will complete what we hope will be an afternoon to inspire us all.

Vaughan Williamsn - The Lark Ascending (violin & piano)
MacCunn - The Wreck of the Hesperus
Stanford -  A Cycle of Songs (from ‘The Princess’)
Stepehn Paulus - The Day is Done
Eric Whitacre - I will wade out
Elgar - Spanish Serenade
Richard Danielpour - As Night Falls on Barjeantane (violin & piano)

Shulah Oliver violin
Anita D'Attellis piano
Richard Laing violin/conductor

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre 

Opening Hours

Sunday 13th February 2022



Reserved front - Adult £18.00 / Child £9.00 / Student £9.00
Reserved middle - Adult £15.00 / Child £7.50 / Student £7.50
Unreserved pews - Adult £11.00 / Child £5.50 / Student £5.50

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre 



Somerset Chamber Choir - The Poets Inspire
King's College Chapel
Kingston Road
United Kingdom

T: 01823 340470



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