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Exhibitions and Talks
Christmas in Taunton
King's College Chapel, King's College, South Road, TA1 3LA
21 Feb 2021
Turn-of-the-20th & 21st-century masterpieces from the British Isles and America, inspired by classic poetry.
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 WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending (violin & piano)
MacCUNN The Wreck of the Hesperus
STANFORD The Princess
STEPHEN 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
Richard Laing violin/conductor
Somerset Chamber Choir was founded in 1984 by former members of the Somerset Youth Choir. Our biannual concerts, comprising interesting and varied programmes of small and medium-scale works from medieval times through to the 21st century, have been an established and popular part of the county’s musical calendar for many years now.
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Somerset Chamber Choir present The Poets Inspire
King's College ChapelKing's CollegeSouth RoadTauntonSomersetTA1 3LAUnited Kingdom
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