Poulenc 'Gloria', Gounod 'St. Cecilia Mass', Vaughan Williams 'Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus', & O'Neill 'Tu Es Petrus' (première)

27 Apr 2016
Cadogan Hall, 5, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

The Parliament Choir's April concert juxtaposes music from England and France in a programme to enthral and inspire. Poulenc's exuberant yet profound setting of the 'Gloria' will be performed alongside Gounod's first major work, his 'Messe Solenelle', for the patron saint of music, St. Cecilia. The English side of the Channel is represented by the 'Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams, based on native folk tunes and Herbert Howells' coronation anthem 'Behold, O God Our Defender'. The concert will also feature a new setting of 'Tu Es Petrus' by the Parliament Choir's Composer-in-Residence, Nicholas O'Neill, drawing on ideas from the composers of Notre Dame more than eight hundred years ago.

Parliamentary Choir Flyer April16 Concert v2.pdf3.39 MB