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Rachel Podger & VOCES8

Guardian Angel

Wed 28 Mar 2018
Classical

Rachel Podger & VOCES8

Guardian Angel

Biber Rosary Sonata No. 16 (Passacaglia) in G minor for solo violin Guardian Angel
JS Bach Partita for flute in A minor, BWV 1013 (transc. into G minor for solo violin)
Matteis Passaggio rotto, Fantasia, Movimento incognito
James MacMillan Domine Non Secundum Peccata Nostra**
Monteverdi Adoramus te, Christe
Owain Park Antiphon of the Angels (New commission and London premiere) **
+ works for chamber choir by Gabrieli, Gibbons, Tallis, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Jonathan Dove and Thomas Tomkins

** performed jointly

Rachel Podger violin
VOCES8

‘We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians.’ St Ambrose

Angels are considered divine intermediaries between heaven and earth; messengers sent to guide and guard. Over the centuries they have inspired flights of brilliance from musicians, poets and writers, enshrining their essence and wisdom in art. St Ambrose is traditionally credited with promoting antiphonal voices in sacred music – calls and responses uniquely explored in Guardian Angel, a programme of voices and solo violin uniting the ‘queen of the Baroque violin’ (Sunday Times), Rachel Podger, and the ‘impeccable’ (Gramophone) VOCES8.

Rachel Podger’s playing is intoxicated and intoxicatingBBC Music Magazine

ImpeccableGramophone

Date & time:Wed 28 Mar 2018 – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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