Concerts


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Long Live Fair Oriana! Gloriana Chamber Choir’s first concert was Sunday August 3 at 4:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield. Audience members were able to escape the heat of the Illinois summer with a choral journey to England. Gloriana presented a concert of English music from the reigns of both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II. The audience reception was tremendous. The concert was a great success. A brief excerpt is available for your listening pleasure! (See The Lamb below.)

Program:

O Taste and See – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Rejoice in the Lord Always – Anonymous

If Ye Love Me – Thomas Tallis

The Lamb – John Tavener

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless – William Byrd

Beati quorum via – Charles Villiers Stanford

Rise Up, My Love, and Come Away – Healey Willan

O Clap Your Hands Together – Orlando Gibbons

Madrigals from Thomas Morley’s collection “The Triumphs of Oriana”

     All Creatures Now are Merry Minded – John Bennet

     As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending – Thomas Weelkes

Choral Dances from Gloriana – Benjamin Britten

I Love My Love – Cornish Folksong, arr. Gustav Holst

Just as the Tide was Flowing – arr. Vaughan Williams

My Spirit Sang All Day – Gerald Finzi

 

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