Saturday 17 July 2021 7.30pm
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Ellington Sacred Concert
Philip Glass Three Songs
Eric Whitacre i thank You God for most this amazing day
Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
Lillie Harris Margaret
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Roland Perrin & The Blue Planet Orchestra
David Temple conductor
Zoë Brookshaw soprano
Crouch End Festival Chorus present a thrilling mixture of big band jazz and music for unaccompanied choir. The main work is the Sacred Concert by legendary jazz composer and band leader Duke Ellington. Ellington’s first Sacred Concert was written for performance in the new Grace Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in 1965. This arrangement by John Høybye and Peder Pedersen, scored for soprano solo, choir and big band, draws on the series of concerts Ellington went on to create. Preceding this is a collection of stunning a cappella works by Eric Whitacre, Philip Glass, Morten Lauridsen and young London-based composer Lillie Harris.
Mendelssohn Vom Himmel hoch
Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisncht
Mendelssohn Psalm 42
Spring 2021 rehearsals:
James McCarthy 17 Days
Augusto Arias Tango Mass
Bach St John Passion
Summer 2021 rehearsals:
Haydn Nelson Mass
The choir continued to rehearse a wide range of music during lockdown on zoom and held in-person activities when permitted.
You can listen to us singing here.