Highgate Choral Course

Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 19:30

Location: Highgate School

Reverie

Conductor | Robbie Jacobs

 

Programme | The Passing of the Year

Freya Waley-Cohen – Attired With Stars *New Commission
Jonathan Dove – Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars
Jonathan Dove – The Passing of the Year
Peter Maxwell Davies – A Hoy Calendar
Herbert Howells – The Summer is Coming
Benjamin Britten – Five Flower Songs

Reverie presents an innovative programme of contemporary British choral music on the subject of the passing of time. From Maxwell Davies’ vividly pictorial music describing the cycle of a year on the isle of Hoy, and Herbert Howells’ evocative setting of Bryan Guiness’ poem ‘The Summer is Coming’, to Jonathan Dove’s emotional welcoming of the new millennium in ‘The Passing of the Year’, Reverie explores a variety of composers responses to the turning of the seasons. The concert includes a newly commissioned work by exciting young composer, Freya Waley-Cohen.