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A Celebration of Music and Songs

The Trustees of Wardens Trust have great pleasure in inviting you to a Celebration of Music and Songs by Counter-Tenors Michael and Alexander Chance at Wardens Hall near Sizewell

12.30 am on Sunday 30th September 2018

 

(includes light lunch and prosecco)

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This will be an afternoon to remember with lunch, fine music and song to celebrate 30 Years of Wardens Trusts contribution to disabled children, elderly people, all the life of its co-founder Richard Gimson, M.B.E, M.C., TD.

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TICKETS £25 ( Children under 16 FREE )

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By post ::: Wardens Trust, Wardens Hall, Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk,IP16 4UB

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Enquires ::: Wendy Orme Email christopher.orme@btinternet.com  | Tel (01765) 603534

Wardens Trust Office Email wardensadmin@btinternet.com  | Tel (0172) 8635731

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The Artists

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“An Evening around the Music of Henry Purcell”

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“Drink in his Music with Delight”

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Michael Chance - counter-tenor

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Alexander Chance - counter-tenor Laszlo

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Rozsa - recorder

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Oonagh Lee - recorder

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Lucia Capellaro - baroque “cello”

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Maggie Cole - harpsichord

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“Michael Chance C.B.E. has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical repertoire and is in equal demand as an opera, concert and recording artist. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Grange Festival. He is joined this today by his son Alexander Chance who is also much in demand as a countertenor. This afternoon of enlightened music and songs is accompanied by a well known ensemble of musicians who perform regularly with Michael and Alexander."

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The Programme

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Hark how the songsters

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O Solitude

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O Dive Custos

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Incassum Lesbia Rogas (The Queen’s Epicedium)

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Two in One upon a Ground

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Chaconne for two recorders and basso continuo. Vouchsafe O Lord (from Te Deum)

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An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell

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Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) Henry Purcell

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Henry Purcell Henry Purcell

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Henry Purcell

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John Blow (1649 - 1708)

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“John Dryden’s heartfelt and eloquent eulogy to Henry Purcell places the tragically young, recently deceased, composer not only in the pantheon of the greats, but also as a god amongst his immediate contemporaries: “So ceas’d the rival crew when Purcell came”, John Blow was his older friend and colleague, and wrote some of his most touching music in setting this text, surprisingly as a duet for two equal voices, countertenors in fact. A quality of joyful rivalry as well as shared celebration infuses not only this music but much of the large repertory of duetting popular through the 17th century: both challenging and fun to perform in musical households. We transpose down the other duets in this programme, originally conceived for higher voices. The three solos are signature Purcellian responses to powerful texts - endlessly inventive, witty, touching and always a joy to perform”.
Starts On:
September 30, 2018
12:30 PM
Ends On:
September 30, 2018
4:30 PM
£25.00

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