The choir rehearses Vivaldi's Gloria

7 May 2016

St Michael le Belfrey, York
7.30 pm (ends c.9.30 pm)
Tickets £14 (£12)

Songs and Elegies of the English Romantics

Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
Howells Take him Earth, for Cherishing
TippettFive Negro Spirituals
Finzi Seven Poems of Robert Bridges

An eclectic programme of works by English 20th Century composers spans two continents, reflecting old and new worlds of experience. The Old World is represented in Vaughan Williams’ homage to Tudor polyphony and Finizi’s beautiful response to the classical, delicate poetry of Robert Bridges. The New World arrives in Tippett’s vibrant response to negro spirituals and Howells’ moving reaction to the death of a U.S. president.