The Occam Singers Spring Concert
February 22 @ 19:30 - 21:30£12.50 – £15.00
Spring is coming! Come and join the Occam Singers as we look forward to brighter days, with a programme of music by JS Bach and Roxanna Panufnik. Alongside a performance of Bach’s incredibly popular aria for soprano ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’, the choir will perform Bach’s joyous Missa Brevis in A, a redeployment of some of his most exquisite cantata material set to the Latin text of the Kyrie and Gloria.
The orchestra will also play Bach’s Orchestral Suite no 2, full of lively dances and the bright sound of the solo flute, suggestive of a happy court celebration.
Roxanna Panufnik’s setting of Gerald Manley Hopkins’ Poem ‘Spring’ is a piece full of evocative word-painting, portraying life bursting from the death of winter. It is a work characterised by optimism and hope. As the composer says in the preface to this music: “Whatever winters lie ahead of us, they will always be followed by spring”.
This year, 2020, The Occam Singers are pleased to support Oakleaf Enterprise, a mental health charity, who have been working to foster confidence and reduce social isolation in the Surrey community for the last 22 years. Volunteers from Oakleaf will serve wine in the interval.
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