December 2013: Christmas Oratorio
Joyful choruses, intimate arias and thrilling instrumental colours
J.S.Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1,3,5,6)
"... all the elements that make Bach the most euphoric composer that ever existed."
Sir John Eliot Gardiner on Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Torbay Singers with Devon Baroque and
soloists from the Royal Academy of Music, London:
Rhiannon Llewellyn, Kate Howden, Bradley Smith, Alex Otterburn
conducted by Tina Guthrie
Saturday 7th December, 7.30pm
St Matthias Church, Babbacome Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HW
Tickets £12 (accompanied under-16s free).
Tickets available on the door, from choir members and from John Couch Estate Agents, 43 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG.
March 2013: Duruflé & Elgar
"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams ..."
The Music Makers
with Rowena Brown (alto), Christopher Droop (baritone), Jonathan Watts (organ)
Conductor: Tina Guthrie
Saturday 23rd March 2013, 7.30pm
St Matthias Church, Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HW
Tickets £10 (accompanied under-16s free)
These two evocative works are rich with feeling and allusion. The Music Makers is woven with musical references to many of Elgar's best-loved works - Enigma Variations, The Dream of Gerontius, the two symphonies and Violin Concerto. Duruflé based his haunting Requiem on themes from the Gregorian mass, floating over rich and fluid harmonies.
June 2013 Concert
15th June 2013, 7.30pm
The Shakespeare Connection
Music of Shakespeare's times and texts, including Byrd, Tallis, Morley, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Shearing.
St Matthias Church, Babbacombe Road, Torquay
Tickets £10 (Accompanied under-16s free)