SUMMER CLASSICS : A FRENCH TWIST
St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham
Widor Toccata from Symphony No.5
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Canteloube Bailero from "Songs from the Auvergne"
Franck Panis Angelicus
Dubussy Nuit d’etoiles
Dubussy Beau Soir
Chilcott Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda
Gounod Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cecile
A wonderful selection of the very best in popular French favourites with a British Twist.
Widor’s electrifying Toccata from Symphony No.5 joins Faure’s lush prizewinning Cantique de Jean Racine, Debussy’s vivacious Nuit d’etoiles & Beau Soir, alongside Canteloube’s reflective Bailero (from Songs of the Auvergne). César Francks’ glorious Panis Angelicus is contrasted with a jazzy twist on three Shakesperian characters (Hamlet & The Tempest) in the form of Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda. Gounod’s monumental St Cecillia Mass concludes the programme with dazzle, charm and delight.