Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
Burnt Norton T S Eliot
Our programme takes us on a cosmopolitan Grand Christmas ‘time-shift’ Tour - yet keeps a comforting welcome in the shires here at home. Expect a charged atmosphere with Dickensian resonances shifting between:
Christmas traditions past............
Traditional carols and frolicking folk-inspired music, some with a ‘twist’, offering new arrangements ranging from Renaissance polyphony , a London Waits medley, and Spanish dance rhythm to a ‘Sheffield’ carol replete with a folk band and audience participation!
Celebrating Christmas present ................
A very period English affair with Howells, Warlock and a journey to Denmark with Niels Gade and to Estonia with Veljo Tormis – a favourite composer of the choir throughout this last year.
Premonitions of Christmases future...........
Shiny new composing talent set to become embedded in our Christmas choral tradition. Expressive, atmospheric and dramatic contemporary carols.
Including Matthew Martin, Will Todd, Jonathan Dove and Francis Pott.
The VIVA VOCE PLAYERS, drawn from the choir, with guest artist – Violinist, Ralph Dawson accompany some numbers and present Christmas offerings by Schoenberg, Finzi and Liszt.
All topped off with ‘cool’ Christmas a cappella crooning from across the Atlantic. So......’Let it snow!’ and come ‘back to the future’ with VIVA VOCE and share in our Advent revelry & celebration.
Performed for your delectation in the awesome acoustic of the Upper Chapel our favourite venue - fit for gallery carols and resplendent renaissance polyphony alike.
Also join us........
VIVA VOCE @ DAVID MELLOR
Thursday 26 November 6.30—8.30
Seasonal Music at this Exclusive Christmas Event – a complimentary festive evening at the Country Shop and Design Museum in Hathersage.
Mulled wine and canapés with an introduction by Corin Mellor, Creative Director of DAVID MELLOR Design.
Limited places available – Booking essential to reserve places.
Call 01433 650220 or e-mail email@example.com
VIVA VOCE @ Sharrow Christmas Market
Sunday 13 December.
More seasonal traditional and popular Christmas music.
On stage at 2 pm for 45 minutes.
Includes ‘Request a Carol’ slots at £1 a time – proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.