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The Ebor Singers News

March 2013

FORTHCOMING CONCERT:




Wednesday 20  March 2013 at 7.30pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Pergolesi's Stabat mater ranks as one of the most expressive baroque works for Holy Week, scored for female voices and accompanied by organ.  No less dramatic, though more restrained through their male-voice a capella scoring, are the Renaissance works by Brumel (Lamentations) and Victoria (selections of his Tenebrae Responsories).
 
This concert also includes the premiere concert performance of Archtexture I by Dr Ambrose Field.  This work was composed specifically for The Ebor Singers and first performed at the DAFx (Digital and Audio Effects) 2012 conference at the York Guildhall.  Taking musical material from Allegri and Gombert, Field weaves melodic fragments and textural contrasts into a 20-minute tour de force exploiting choral sonority, which is well-suited to the remarkable acoustics of the Chapter House.  The performance will be conducted by the composer.

You can hear extracts of Architexture I on http://www.soundcloud.com/ambrose-field and Youtube
and listen to the Ebor Singers' live concert recording of Victoria's Tenebrae Resonsory for Maundy Thursday, Amicus meus, on https://soundcloud.com/#eborsingers/victoria-amicus-meus.


Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions
Available to purchase online at York Minster Box Office
Tel: 0844 939 0015 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm)

 


LENT SERVICES IN YORK MINSTER
 

The Ebor Singers a series of services during Lent and Holy Week in the Quire of York Minster, culminating in Stainer's oratorio The Crucifixion:

Thursday 14 March at 9pm:  Compline (following Lenten meditation at 8.30pm)
Thursday 21 March at 9pm:  Compline (following Lenten meditation at 8.30pm)
Monday 25 March at 7.30pm:  Tenebrae Victoria: Lamentations and Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
Tuesday 26 March at 7.30pm: Reading of the Passion, followed by Compline, and Charpentier Le Reniement de St Pierre
Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm: Stainer The Crucifixion  (soloists: Christopher O'Gorman, Andrew Thompson; organ - David Pipe)

 


 






 






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