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‘Now the green blade riseth’ A concert of choral, vocal and organ music from Passiontide to Easter
30 March 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Despite the restrictions we have all been under, Leicestershire Chorale have, thanks to technology, continue to have found ways of singing ‘together’ during this last lockdown period. We very much look forward to welcoming you as our guests in the not too distant future to some live performances, be that remotely, in person or in some combination of the two.
For now we have one more YouTube concert to bring you and the date for your diary is Tuesday 30 March at 7.30pm. For what we hope will be our last virtual concert, we present a programme of choral music, solo song, organ music and poetry, all recorded in individual singers homes and moulded together by technology wizards Gina Baker and Alan Hames, to form a broadcast of about 45 minutes.
The concert will open with the whole choir singing the sumptuous and much loved 8 part motet Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740).
This will be followed by a variety of music and readings taking the viewer from the agony of the Passion in Holy Week, to the joyous and hopeful Resurrection of Easter Day. Featuring organist David Cowen, our Countertenor and Musical Director Tom Williams, and members of the choir in smaller ensembles, we also hope too to release some previously unseen video recordings of music from previous live concerts, including This have I done for my True Love by Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
Finally, the whole choir will join to sing the joyful Surrexit Christus Hodie by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) the words of which strike a hopeful note both for Easter and for our lives post-pandemic.
Christ is risen today Alleluia!
For the comfort of all people. Alleluia!
Rejoice in this Easter Day. Alleluia!
Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia!
The concert is open to all and free to attend, but donations to help defray our costs are always welcome. You can donate by going to our Support Us page on this website.