- Toivo Kuula
- Auringon noustessa (Sunrise); Siell on kauan jo kukkineet omenapuut (Yonder the apple trees have long been in bloom)
- The Peaceful Western Wind
- Under the Greenwood Tree; The River-God’s Song from Songs of Springtime
- Våren (Last Spring)
- 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 ~
- To be sung of a summer night on the water
- Evening Scene
- Norwegian folksong
- Jeg Lagde Mig Så Sildig (I Lay Down So Late) arr. Eyvind Alnæs
- Toivo Kuula
- Nuku (Sleep)
- Drömmarna (Dreaming)
- Twilight Night
- The Carice Singers
- George Parris
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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