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 marks its return to the live concert hall with 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. CEFC’s performance tonight draws on the series of concerts he went on to create, in an arrangement by John Høybye and Peder Pedersen, scored for soprano solo, choir and big band.
Preceding this is a collection of stunning a cappella works by Eric Whitacre, Philip Glass, Morten Lauridsen and young London-based composer Lillie Harris.