On Saturday the 8th of July, LCS are performing in the beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ church of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square for a musical feast from Eastern Europe.
Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály wrote his glorious Missa Brevis as a gift for his wife while they were in hiding in a war-torn Budapest.
His love of the human voice shines through in the work’s soaring soprano lines and exquisite vocal harmonies. We also perform Kodály’s Pange Lingua and his pretty folk tune arrangement, Evening Song.
Tonight’s works by Arvo Pärt, Alleluia-Tropus and Which was the Son of… reveal his distinctive soundscape, often termed “holy minimalism”, as bell-like voices blend with pure melodic lines to create a simple meditative stillness.
Lastly, we also sing Henryk Górecki’s joyous Totus Tuus: a delight for singers and audiences alike.
As in previous concerts, we are delighted to be accompanied by James Orford on the magnificent Holy Trinity organ, and by our Assistant Director of Music Nico de Villiers, who also performs piano works by Johannes Brahms and Ernő Dohnányi.
Please head to our concert event page to buy tickets, and to listen to some of the music being performed on the 8th of July.