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Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir - Spem in Alium - Choral works in 40 parts

  • Where:
    Blandford Parish Church, The Market Place, Blandford, DT11 7AD
  • When:
    9 March
    7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • How much:
    £14 nave, £10 side aisles, £2 under 18
  • Contact:
    01722710511
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Music & Spoken Word
Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir - Spem in Alium - Choral works in 40 parts
An opportunity to hear Spem in Alium is always a special occasion. In this wonderful work for eight separate 5-part choirs, Tallis demonstrates that he is more than a match for any continental composer of the period. It is only in live performance that you appreciate Tallis’s skill, as each of the 40 voices enters in turn, creating a sequence of constantly shifting tone colours.

The choir is delighted to return to the music of Alec Roth in a performance of his 40-part work Earthrise, written to be a companion piece to Spem in Alium, in which he meditates on the spectacular images of the earth gained from space. As one reviewer remarked, “Earthrise is a fabulous 40-part unaccompanied choral work in three movements with the sort of poly-choral, lushly harmonised climaxes that send shivers down the spine.”

Full details from choir website - www.bschoir.org.uk

Hampshire Chronicle