The Fairhaven Singers, one of the most famous choirs in East Anglia, will sing songs for a Summer Evening in the beautiful setting and fine acoustics of Kirtling Church.
All patrons are invited to attend the post-concert gathering, where free refreshments (food and drink) will be served. This is not included in the performance run time. Free parking.
Programme to include:
Robert Schumann (1810–56): Die Nonne & Vom verwundeten Knaben
Gerald Finzi (1901–56): Seven Poems of Robert Bridges
I praise the tender flower
I have loved flowers that fade
My spirit sang all day
Clear and gentle stream
Haste on, my joys!
Wherefore to-night so full of care
Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871–1927): Three partsongs
I Seraillets have
Havde jeg, o havde jeg en dattersøn, o ja!
Mátyás Seiber (1905–60): Three Hungarian Folksongs
The Handsome Butcher
The Old Woman
The Fairhaven Singers (www.fairhavensingers.org.uk) is one of the region’s foremost chamber
choirs, their performances characterised by passion, clarity and warmth. The choir has
performed at major UK venues such as Durham Cathedral, Snape Maltings, Southwark R.C.
Cathedral, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St John’s Smith Square, while recent international tours
have taken them to Italy, Portugal, Greece and Germany. The choir has appeared on BBC Radios
2, 3 and 4, and Classic FM, and released four CDs, which will be available for sale at the end of
the concert. The choir has commissioned music from many leading choral composers, including
Bob Chilcott, Will Todd, Carl Rütti, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Cecilia McDowall.
In addition to his work with the Fairhaven Singers, Ralph Woodward (www.ralphwoodward.net)
is the Musical Director of Full Score and Orchestral Score. He has played concertos on three
instruments, worked in 20 UK cathedrals, six US states and 25 countries, and conducted the
London Mozart Players, The Parley of Instruments, Britten Sinfonia and the English Chamber
Orchestra. He carries out a wide range of editing tasks for Oxford University Press and a number
of leading composers. Past projects have included work with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Iestyn Davies,
Emma Johnson, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman and Cradle of Filth, and an appearance on ITV’s