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The Chantry Singers’ Summer Concert on 6th July – “America”

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Chantry Singers ‘ Summer concert “America” on 6th July 2019 – Emmanuel Church Guildford

On Saturday July 6th, in Emmanuel Church, Shepherds Lane, Stoughton, GU2 9SJ, Chantry Singers will be joined by Guitarist Andrew Crowdy and Pianist Angelina Palmblad in a concert of American Music.

The tour will travel from South to North America, beginning with the famous “Misa Criolla” by Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez. We continue northwards, keeping in touch with the Spanish roots of much South American music with “Los Conflades de la estrella” by one of Peru’s greatest Baroque composers, Juan de Araujo. It’s a delightful piece, full of typical cross-rhythms, as it tells the story of the country folk running and dancing on their way to see the infant Jesus in a (very hispanic sounding) Bethlehem. The tour makes its way north by way of a Mexican lullaby to a bridge in the form of “El Cóndor Pasa”, originally a South American instrumental piece, made most famous when Simon and Garfunkel made it the basis for their 1965 track “El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)”.

For the second half of the concert, we make our way firmly into the North, with a celebration of the music of Gershwin. “A Gershwin Portrait” includes excerpts from Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris together with all his most famous songs, including “I got Rhythm”, “Summertime”, “It Aint Necessarily So”, “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’”, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”, “S’ Wonderful”, “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off”, “They All Laughed”, “Fascinating Rhythm”, “Lady Be Good” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”.

Wine and light refreshments served in the interval.

Tickets priced at £14 with concessions available from the Guildford Tourist information Centre 01483 444334 or directly from the choir on 07970 627412

See you there!!!!.


July 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Chantry Singers


Emmanuel Church
Shepherds Lane, Stoughton
Guildford, Surrey GU2 9SJ United Kingdom
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