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The Carice Singers

Into the Twilight: Romantic choral music from the fringes of Europe

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ

Repertoire

Toivo Kuula
Auringon noustessa (Sunrise); Siell on kauan jo kukkineet omenapuut (Yonder the apple trees have long been in bloom)
Ireland
The Peaceful Western Wind
Moeran
Under the Greenwood Tree; The River-God’s Song from Songs of Springtime
Grieg
Våren (Last Spring)
Elgar
As Torrents in Summer from Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf
Leevi Madetoja
Voi, jos ilta joutuisi (O if Evening Soon Would Fall)
~ Interval ~
Delius
To be sung of a summer night on the water
Elgar
Evening Scene
Stenhammar
September
Norwegian folksong
Jeg Lagde Mig Så Sildig (I Lay Down So Late) arr. Eyvind Alnæs
Toivo Kuula
Nuku (Sleep)
Sibelius
Drömmarna (Dreaming)
Ireland
Twilight Night

Performers

The Carice Singers
George Parris
director

To mark the release of their new CD of choral music by John Ireland and E.J. Moeran, The Carice Singers, under the assured direction of George Parris, presents an exciting new programme of British and Nordic choral works from the turn of the 20th century.

Alongside music by Elgar, Ireland, and Moeran, this concert will contrast more familiar sounds of ‘northernness’ by Grieg and Sibelius with rarely performed works by Finnish composers Toivo Kuula and Leevi Madetoja, and Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar. All of the above drew their inspiration from the dramatic landscapes and destructive natural forces found on the north-western fringes of Europe, creating a unique repertoire of choral music that provided a bracing and atmospheric alternative to that of their central European contemporaries.

Join The Carice Singers as they explore how the topography, climates, and legends of northern landscapes inspired these brazen romantics, writing music at an epoch-defining moment in their respective countries.

This project will reach its culmination in the autumn when the choir record their third disc for Naxos, focusing on the choral music of Delius and Bax, two giants of 20th-century British music who drew heavily from music of the Nordic tradition.

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