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June 2019

Musical notes from across the pond

29 June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fraser Noble Hall, 2 University Road, Leicester University
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7RA United Kingdom
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With Catherine Griffiths Mezzo-Soprano and David Cowen Piano. For our final concert of the season we are delighted to welcome back Mezzo-Soprano Catherine Griffiths, who has appeared as a regular visiting soloist with Chorale over the past few years. We present a programme of music from American and British Twentieth Century Greats, including Aaron Copland’s distinctive take on the Creation story of the book of Genesis, Michael Tippett’s striking Spirituals from A Child of our Time and the hauntingly beautiful…

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October 2019

Mendelssohn: The Young Master

12 October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Market Place
Uppingham, Leicestershire LE15 9QH United Kingdom
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Tom Williams Conductor David Cowen Organ Avishka Edirisinghe Piano Danushka Edirisinghe ‘Cello Leicestershire Chorale is joined by talented young ‘cellist Danushka Edirisinghe and his pianist brother Avishka (a fomer choral scholar) for ravishing music by German romantic masters Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. Our young Meisters will play music to include some of Brahms’ Sonata in E minor and Mendelssohn's haunting Lied ohne Worte. This will bring balance to choral motets by Brahms, Mendelssohn and the latter's startling Te Deum…

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December 2019

Shepherds, Kings and the Christ Child

14 December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St James the Greater Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 1NE United Kingdom + Google Map

Music for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with Tom Williams Conductor, and David Cowen Organ. It is always a great pleasure to return to sing in the church of St James the Greater, with its arresting architecture and stunning acoustic. Our programme is of a slightly more esoteric and serious musical nature than that which we enjoyed bringing to the parish of Pickwell last December and will include some more contemporary compositions by Jonathan Dove, JudithWeir and Bob Chilcott, many written…

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