The Epsom Choral Society sing four outstanding pieces that have become classics in their own right.
Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, written 50 years ago, takes its text from the Book of Psalms in the original Hebrew and presents it in one of the jazziest of settings. The solo of the beautiful setting of Psalm 23 will be sung by the highly talented Alexander Gillan.
Morten Lauridsen’s Nocturnes is a choral work of radiant beauty. Lauridsen is described by Gramophone magazine as “the brightest star in the firmament of the American choral scene … a remarkable balance between the contemporary and the timeless”.
Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst – is inspired by the experience of the composer witnessing a desert cloudburst, with the choir imitating the sound of rain. Eric Whitacre is a Grammy-winning American composer loved by choirs all over the world.
Bob Chilcott’s Songs and Cries of London Town – Bob Chilcott, described by the Observer newspaper as “a contemporary hero of British choral music”, is renowned all over the world for his exceptional choral writing.