Song Of Songs With The Choir Of St James’

When:  On 09-May-15, at 5 pm
Where:  St James Church, King Street, Sydney

song of somngsThe rich, erotic poetry of The Song of Solomon has inspired composers throughout the ages to write music of great beauty. In a programme of music for choir and organ spanning over 500 years The Choir of St James’ directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones with organist with Alistair Nelson explores the ravishing repertoire that has been set to these sensuous texts. The programme includes music by Clemens, Victoria, Dupré and Casals and a world premiere performance of Nigra sum by UK composer Francis Pott.
The Programme
Antoine Brumel: Sicut lilium inter spinas                                                                         
Nicolas Gombert: Quam pulchra es                                                                                       
 Jean L’Héritier : Nigra sum                                                                                                 

Ivan Moody: Canticum Canticorum I                                                                               
   (Three Motets from the Song of Songs)
1 Surge propera amica mea
2 Descendi in hortumn meum
3. Ego dilecto meo                                          
Robert White: Tota pulchra es                                                                                                
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi                                                                                               
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Vidi speciosam                                                                                          
INTERVAL (10 mins.)
Pablo Casals: Nigra sum, sed formosa / Total Pullchra es                                                                  
 Marcel Dupré: 15 Pieces for organ founded on antiphons (excerpts)                 
Vêpres du commun des fêtes de la Sainte Vierge, Op.18
with plainchant antiphons
Francis Pott: Nigra sum (world premiere)                                                                       
Ivo Antognini: I am the rose of Sharon                                                                                       
Healey Willan: Rise up my love my fair one                                                                          
Tickets: $50/45; to book call (02) 8256 2222, visit, or purchase at the door

Posted on May 6, 2015 @ 12.17