Monday, 13 October 2014

Music all over God's Green Earth

It's always good for a choir to take up a fresh challenge. This Autumn Cantilena is doing that in more than one way.

We have decided to have two concerts this autumn; one will be a carol concert entirely devoted to Christmas (more on this soon), but first we are performing music by renowned composers from Bohemia and Hungary.

The main work will be Zoltan Kodaly's Missa Brevis. This is a mysterious setting of the standard mass text in Latin.

Kodaly is remembered, among other things, for his love of Hungarian Folk Music, of which he was an avid collector and for bringing the joy of singing to children and young people with his joyful and entertaining folk-song settings.

Here is a quote from a recent review:

"Zoltán Kodály's Missa Brevis can be a bewildering experience. It's an expanse of music, ranging from deep-throated organ runs to angelic boys-choir arrangements--all over, one might say, God's green earth." 

It promises to be an unusual and uplifting experience, both for singers and audience.

Come and hear us on:

Saturday 22 November 2014 7.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Glastonbury
Price £10.00 (children under 15 £1.00)

Email for more information.