A Night of Snow

Dec 02 2017 18:30 - 20:30

St Michael’s Church, Bugle St, SO14 2AD Southampton


echo present 'A Night of Snow' - a performance of songs for winter and advent from across the world. With music represented from six continents, echo sing music by Britten, Palestrina, and Poulenc, alongside traditional songs from Nigeria, Spain, and America. An unaccompanied concert in the glorious acoustics of St. Michael's in Southampton city centre, this is the group's first winter performance and promises to be a very special evening.

echo met while working together through Genesis Sixteen, the prestigious young artists scheme run by The Sixteen. The group aims to explore the full range of ensemble singing, performing music rooted in the Western classical tradition yet inspired by improvisation, folk song and spoken word. Recent performances include a collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at St. John's Smith's Square, and echo have been chosen as one of the Chiltern Arts Festival young artists for 2018.

"echo's imaginative approach and innate musicianship are a delight" - Christopher Glynn, Chiltern Arts

www.echo-choir.com

David Lang - Come, daughter (from 'Little Match Girl Passion')
Trad. Ukrainian - Shchedryk (arr. Mykola Leontovych)
Francis Poulenc - Un Soir de Neige
Anon. - Hanacpachap Cussicuinin
Sergei Rachmaninov - Bogoroditse Dyevo
Arvo Pärt - Bogoroditse Dyevo
Herbert Howells - Sing Lullaby
Benjamin Britten - Hymn to the Virgin
Ola Gjeilo - Det hev ei ros sprunge
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Gaude et Laetare
Trad. Nigerian - Betelehemu (arr. Barrington Brooks)
Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina - Hodie Christus Natus Est


General Admission

GBP 10.00 + GBP 0.90 fee