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Music and Mysticism

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday 23 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Church of St Peter & St Paul, Olney, MK46 4AD

Tavener: Song for Athene
Finzi: Eclogue
Finzi: God is Gone Up
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Vaughan WIlliams: Serenade to Music
Hubert Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Baritone: Daniel Tate
Piano/Organ: Alex Aitken
Conductor: Mark Jordan

In this, a varied and exciting programme exploring the musical and the 
spiritual, we present a variety of music to both calm and rouse the soul.

The programme features two well-known works by Ralph Vaughan              
Williams: Five Mystical Songs and Serenade to Music. Five Mystical Songs,       
for baritone solo and optional (!) choir are settings of text by 16th Century 
metaphysical poet George Herbert, while Serenade to Music explores 
discussions about music and the music of the spheres, with text from 
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. 

We complete the concert with music by John Tavener: Song for Athene, 
heard at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales; Hubert Parry: Blest Pair 
of Sirens, played at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton; and 
Gerald Finzi: his triumphant God is Gone Up (words by the metaphysical           
poet Edward Taylor) and his meditative Eclogue – the exquisite slow 
movement of his unfinished piano concerto. 

Tickets: Adults £15, Young people under the age of 18 £5, may be obtained
from members of chorale, from Clare at our box office on 01525 210030 or

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