A Cambridge Christmas 18th Dec Shouson Theatre

Thursday 18th December 2014 8pm

 

A Cambridge Christmas- Celebrating Christmas with Old and New Carols.

 Shouson Theatre  HK Arts Centre 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai

Tickets from www.urbtix.hk

$460, $$350 and $220, $230 Concession for students and seniors.

Featuring music associated with the Carol services that are a highlight of the musical life at Cambridge each year.

 "Hauntingly beautiful" Gramaphone 

"Spell-binding" The Financial Times 

"Enthusiastic, dynamic, world-class performances" Classics Today

 

Programme

 I look from afar (Matin Responsory)                                                   arr. David Willcocks

 Surge illuminare Jerusalem                                                               Fransesco Corteccia (1504-71)

 Ave Maria                                                                                       Robert Parsons (1535-72)

  Solo interlude: V'adoro Pupille (Giulio Cesare)                                  Georg F. Handel (1685-1759)

  Ding dong! Merrily on high                                                              arr. Charles Wood

 While shepherds watched                                                               Descant by Alan Gray

 If ye would hear the angels sing                                                       Peter Tranchell (1922-93)

 The Angel Gabriel                                                                           Basque trad., arr. Pettman

 Unto us a son is born                                                                       Trad., arr. Willcocks

  INTERVAL

  Good King Wenceslas                                                                     arr. Reginald Jacques

 In the bleak midwinter                                                                    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

 The Holly and the Ivy                                                                     Matthew Owens (b. 1971)

 We 3 Kings of orient are                                                                 John Hopkins (1820-91) 

 Solo interludes:        An die Musik                                                   Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

                                     Zueignung                                                 Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  What child is this?                                                                        Thomas Hewitt Jones (b. 1984)

  Stille Nacht                                                                                  Gruber, arr. Webber 

 Solo interlude: Mephistopheles' Song in Auerbach's Cellar                Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81)

  O come all ye faithful                                                                   Wood/Webber

 The Heart-in-Waiting                                                                     Robert Chilcott (b. 1955)

 Hear the angels sing                                                                       Thomas Hewitt Jones

 Biography of Members of the Choir

The young vocal ensemble is  from the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, UK. The singers perform a wide range of choral music from across the ages under its director, Dr Geoffrey Webber. The group has performed in many venues in the UK and across the world including Germany, Spain, Menorca and Colombia. In Hong Kong the repertoire will be ‘A Cambridge Christmas”, featuring music associated with the Carol services that are a highlight of the musical life at Cambridge each year.

Geoffrey Webber studied music at Oxford University where he was Organ Scholar at New College. After graduating with a First, he became Acting Organist at New College and Magdalen College, and later University Organist and Director of Music at the University Church. After completing his doctorate on German Baroque music he became Director of Music at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and now divides his time between conducting, lecturing, teaching and research. He has recently established the first degree in choral conducting at the University of Cambridge which attracts students from all over the world 

                                                      

Intimate Concert Dinner with Caius Choir 15th Dec 2015

Monday 15th Dec 7:15pm

Ista Bar and Grill

2.F Onfew Tower, 17 Lan Kwai Fong

English Madrigals:

            Hark, all ye lovely saints                                          Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

             Weep, weep, mine eyes                                          John Wilbye (1574-1638)

            The silver swan                                                      Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

            All creatures now                                                  John Bennet (c.1575-c.1614)

 

Solo: V'adoro Pupille (Giulio Cesare)                                     Georg F. Handel (1685-1759)

 

German Partsongs:

Vineta (Drei Gesänge Op. 42, No. 2)                                    Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Von alten Liebesliedern (Sieben Lieder Op. 62, no. 2)

 

Solo: An die Musik                                                            Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Solo: Zueignung                                                                Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

 

From Carimbó (Suite of Folksongs from the State of Pará, Brazil) (1982)          

                                                                                     arr. Ernst Mahle 

Jacaré  

                                                                                                                   

  Lavadeira                                                                                                        

            Siriri                                                                                                               

            O Pau rolou                                                                                                   

            Vamo ac abá co’este samba                                                                             

 

Solo: Mephistopheles' Song in Auerbach's Cellar                  Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81)

 English Partsongs:

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank                     Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Life and its follies                                                              Charles Wood

Wait, we have but a second!                                                Charles Stanford (1852-1924)

 

Gonville & Caius College Choir Cambridge University Concert at The Maritime Museum

Saturday 13th December 2014 7pm

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Tickets $300, ($350 at the door)  Cash Bar

 

From ‘The Messiah’                           Georg F. Handel (1685-1759)

            Chorus: And the glory of the Lord

            Alto & Chorus: For thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

            Bass Accompagnato: For behold, darkness

            Bass Aria: The people that walked in darkness

            Interlude: Pifa

            Soprano Recits: There were shepherds

            Chorus: Glory to God

            Soprano Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth

            Choruses: Since by man came death

            Chorus: Hallelujah

 INTERVAL

 Carol arrangements:

 Ding dong! Merrily on high                                                           arr. Charles Wood

In the bleak midwinter                                                                   Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

The Holly and the Ivy                                                                     Matthew Owens (b. 1971)

Rocking Carol                                                                                 Trad., arr. Higginbottom

Hear the angels sing                                                                        Thomas Hewitt Jones (b. 1984)

 Carols for all to sing:

 Once in Royal David’s city

Silent Night

Good King Wenceslas

Unto us a son is born

Hark! the herald angels sing

We 3 Kings of orient are

O little town of Bethlehem

O come all ye faithful