The poem by Charles Kingsley, from which Cyril Bradley Rootham took the words for Andromeda, is written in an antique epic style which is unfamiliar to most contemporary audiences. The CK200 Festival therefore decided to commission a set of cartoons from Matt Lawrence to tell the story in graphic form.
Durham University Chamber Choir together with players from the County Music Service and baritone Daniel Tate battled through the elements on Saturday 2 Feb to give a preview of performance of the ‘Life of Cuthbert’ in St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, conducted by Theo Golden. Despite the snow, the audience was larger than expected and the piece was very well received. This is the start of our ‘Cuthbert pilgramage’, continuing with visits to four primary schools and ending at Durham Cathedral on Friday 8 Feb. Tickets are still available from the Durham Vocal Festival website.
Bristol based Exultate Singers, under conductor David Ogden, gave a concert on Sunday 18 November at St George’s, Bristol entitled ‘Glories of Byzantium’. The programme included Nick Bicat’s ‘Requiem’, Solfa Carlile’s ‘Between Sea and Sky’ and the première of ‘Five Greek Love Songs’ by Toby Young, co-commissioned by Cantata Dramatica and Exultate Singers.Read More
Bristol based Exultate Singers, under conductor David Ogden, are currently rehearsing for a concert on Sunday 18 November at St George’s, Bristol entitled ‘Glories of Byzantium’. The programme also includes the première of ‘Greek Love Songs’ by Toby Young, co-commissioned by Cantata Dramatica and Exultate Singers.Read More
The Chamber Choir Evening on 28 January 2018 included a first performance of 'Patrick's Hymn' from Solfa Carlile's Cantata on the Life of St Cuthbert, sung by the combined chamber choirs (Fenham Ensemble, Durham Singers, Northern Spirit Singers and Sage Chamber Choir).Read More