Our November concert takes you on a musical journey around Europe, from a joyful setting of a Galician lovesong from north east Spain, to a spell-binding evocation of a night of snow, Un Soir de Neige by the French composer Poulenc.
From Finland we bring you Jakko Mäntyjärvi’s cantata Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae written in 1997 and dedicated to the memory of more than 850 people who perished in the shipwreck of the car ferry Estonia in 1994. The cantata is a setting of verses from Psalm 107 alongside news reports of the disaster in Latin, combined with words from the requiem mass.
At this season of remembrance, we also include mass settings from Scotland and Spain: Kenneth Leighton’s beautiful mass for double choir first performed in 1966, and parts of Francisco Guerrero’s Missa Sancta et Immaculata, written 400 years earlier in 1566.
The concert promises to be an emotional journey through time and space.
Tickets £10 Adults / £5 Students, available online at: https://glasgowchamberchoir.ticketlight.co.uk/