Northern Lights & Southern Suns
7th October @ 7:30 pm
A concert to delight the senses, widen horizons and set the spirit free!
East of England Singers
Helen Shelton percussion
Jakob Grubbström guest conductor
Thrill to the combined sound of voices and percussion in motets from the golden age of South American baroque. Then let choir and instruments take you into the world of the Baltic imagination, to enjoy atmospheric and dramatic music from Latvia and Estonia, complemented by short, brilliant works inspired by voices and percussion by Britten (Hymn to St Cecelia) and Bernstein (French Choruses from The Lark).
The Music: South American Baroque motets by Diego José de Salazar, Juan Garcia de Zéspedes and Manuel de Zumaya. Latvian and Estonian choral ‘images’ by Lars-Gunnar Jansson, Eriks Ešenvalds. Arvo Pärt and Jan Sandström complemented by Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St Cecelia and Leonard Bernstein’s ‘French Choruses from The Lark‘.
The Performers: East of England Singers One of the leading chamber choirs in the East Midlands, the East of England Singers have a busy concert schedule performing works across the full choral range. The choir’s refreshingly dynamic and committed performances have brought both critical and public acclaim.
The singers excelled … conveying beautifully the range of moods and the close marrying of text and setting. Graeme Whitehead – Nottingham Evening Post
Jakob Grubbström An outstanding young conductor, tenor, guitarist and teacher, Jakob gained degrees in classical guitar and music pedagogy in Sweden, followed by a Masters in Choral Conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Currently based with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, he appears regularly as an international solo performer and chamber musician, conducts a range of UK choirs and directs Cantores Amicitiae, the international vocal ensemble he founded in 2016.
Helen Shelton Helen gained a degree in Contemporary Music at Nottingham Trent University and is in demand as a performer across the whole range of percussion, appearing with championship brass bands and orchestras and playing in theatre productions.
The Venue: The historic church of St John the Evangelist (1843) was extensively refurbished in 2009 and now provides a comfortable concert venue with good facilities and an excellent acoustic.
The church is easy to find with plenty of on-street parking close by. It is situated on the left hand side of Mansfield Road as you travel from Nottingham centre towards Sherwood.
Tickets: Full £9, Conc. £8, Child/Student £4.50
available from the Music for Everyone Box Office (0115 9589312 – office hours), online – click ‘Book Tickets’ below or on the door subject to availability.