Sing to the Lord – Masterpieces of the Motet From Bach and Brahms to Britten

Princes St URC

Saturday December 3, 2016

United Reformed Church, Princes St

Norwich, NR3 1AZ

7.30 pm

With a programme of German and English motets ranging from Bach’s Lobet den Herrn Alle Heiden (BWV 240, Praise the Lord Ye Heathen) to Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, the Jays are thrilled to be performing for the first time at Norwich’s magnificent 19th Century United Reformed Church.

The acoustics are exquisite, and with composers including Schubert, Brahms and Mendelssohn, as well as Stanford and Vaughan Williams, our ex-Sixteen musical director Neil MacKenzie has chosen for us an equally exquisite programme.

Neil Ricketts

Fresh from our triumphant summer concert in Sheringham in June, we’ll again be accompanied by Norwich’s Roman Catholic Cathedral organist Neil Ricketts, who as in Sheringham will be adding to the delight of the evening with two solos of his own.

Tickets for December are £10 in advance online (click here to book), and £12 on the door.

Click on the following link for directions to the Church, and read on for the full programme.

Lobet den Herrn | JS Bach

Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd) | Franz Schubert

Liebe, dir ergeb’ ich mich – Love, I give myself unto you & Ich will dich lieben, meine Krone – I wish to love you, My Crown (Op 18 Numbers 1 & 2) | Peter Cornelius

Organ Solo (work to be confirmed)  with Neil Ricketts

Verleih uns Frieden (Give us Peace) | Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Warum ist das Licht Gegeben (Wherefore is the Light given) | Johannes Brahms

Three Motets | Charles Villiers Stanford

Three Shakespeare Songs | Ralph Vaughan Williams

Organ Solo (TBC) with Neil Ricketts

Rejoice in the Lamb | Benjamin Britten

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