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Thursday 4th April 7.15pm

EXPLORING MUSIC: The Early Romantic Era

WEBERThe first Romantic

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

Weber's place in the history of music is that of a liberator, setting German music free from Italian influence and establishing the great Romantic tradition which would lead ultimately to Wagner. He has outstanding gifts as a melodist, a rich command of orchestral colour (achieved according to Debussy, by 'scrutiny of the soul of each instrument'), and a real sense of how to convey atmosphere and drama. Tonight we explore the symphonies, piano concertos, the outstanding clarinet concertos and clarinet quintet, and the great operas 'Der Freischutz' and 'Oberon'.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Sunday 7th April           6pm

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

A meditation in words and music for Passion Sunday

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH Directed by Adrian Boynton

A meditation for Passiontide featuring music by Vittoria, Lassus, Purcell, Blow, Bruckner, Rutter and Boynton.

Freewill offering 


Monday, 8th April7.15pm

Exploring Music

Celebrates the greatest works of Elgar’s final years, including the overtures ‘Cockaigne’ and ‘In the South’, the Cello Concerto, Symphonies 2 and 3, the lovely ‘Music Makers’ cantatas, and the composer’s oratorio masterworks ‘The Apostles’ and ‘The Kingdom’.

Admission £5 at the door.


Good Friday 19th April    7.30pm

MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY

THE CHOIR & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF THE CITY CHURCH

Directed by Adrian Boynton

BYRD: Ne Irascaris

ALLEGRI:Miserere

BOYNTON:Slow are the years of Light

STAINER:CRUCIFIXION

An opportunity to reflect on the significance of Good Friday as the Choir and Instrumentalists offer a powerful and moving sequence of words and music. (The reflection will conclude about 9pm.             Retiring collection


Sunday 28th April    6pm

EASTER CHORAL CELEBRATION

THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH  Directed by Adrian Boynton

A glorious musical celebration for the Easter Season, featuring music by Byrd, Handel, Stanford, Mascagni, Hadley and Rutter.

Freewill offering.