An evening of wine and song, celebrating five years of glorious music-making and fun!
Alongside a number of perennial favourites including Bruckner's Locus Iste and Gibbons' O Clap Your Hands, the programme will feature David Bednall’s setting of WB Yeats’s classic poem The Cloths of Heaven. See us singing it here:
Also by David Bednall we'll be performing the spectacular Lux Orta Est Iusto, scored for eight separate choirs in a total of 40 parts. Gramophone magazine described our recording as "a glittering explosion of sound that scatters its bright shards in all directions with wonderful abandon" and BBC Radio 3 as "a magnificent representation in sound of light ... extraordinary power".
A great influence on Bednall was Ralph Vaughan Williams, who set a portion of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and called it Serenade to Music, from which this concert takes its title.
Serenade to Music was written for 16 voices - personal friends of the composer - each of them getting a solo. So as well as the uniquely rich blend of the Epiphoni Consort you'll hear at least 16 of their individual voices too!
Mass for Double Choir (extracts) - Frank Martin
O Clap Your Hands - Orlando Gibbons
Song (I Gaze Upon You) - Gabriel Jackson
Le Cantique des Cantiques (final movement) - Daniel-Lesur