Of Air and Angels

Sat 13.11.2021 7 PM
Kallio Church, Helsinki

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Helsinki Chamber Choir
George Parris, conductor


PIERRE DE MANCHICOURT: Magnificat secundi toni
EDWARD ELGAR: Angelus op. 56 nro 1
JAAKKO MÄNTYJÄRVI: Ave Maria D’Aosta
INA BOYLE: Gaelic Hymns
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Prayer to the Father of Heaven
FREDERICK DELIUS: On Craig Ddu (an impression of nature)
FLORENT SCHMITT: Trois liturgies joyeuses

The concert takes as its inspiration a poem by John Donne of 1633, collecting together a broad range of rarely performed music about angels and the realms they occupy. In the centre of the programme is a tribute to Ralph Vaughan Williams and his longest-standing female pupil, the Irish composer Ina Boyle. Florent Schmitt’s Trois liturgies joyeuses concludes the concert in luminous ecstasy while also echoing the stunning Magnificat secundi toni by Pierre de Manchicourt.