Week One 28 July to 4 August
Week Two 4 to 11 August
Weeks 1 & 2 extra curricular activities
Songs of Faith, Fate and Destiny
Katie Thomas conductor accompanist Simon Gregory
This year we welcome the vibrant, dynamic young conductor Katie Thomas, to direct our second week choral course. For her first visit to the summer school Katie has chosen to centre her programme around three ‘sumptuously perfect’ smaller choral works by Brahms, his songs of Fate, Destiny and Faith. These will form the core of a concert with orchestral accompaniment to be given by the course at the end of the week.
To complement this trio of masterpieces, she has chosen the lively and joyful Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten and the atmospheric Hope, Faith, Life, Love by Eric Whitacre, along with two uplifting and life affirming motets by Schütz and Rheinberger. The icing on the cake is the beautiful, “serenely reflective”, Tristis est anima mea by Johann Kuhnau.
A truly luxurious banquet, not to be missed!
Jubilate Deo in C (1961)
Schicksalslied, Op.54 (Song of Destiny)
Begräbnisgesang, Op.13 (Funeral Hymn)
Gesang der Parzen, Op.89 (Song of the Fates)
Hope, Faith, Life, Love
Tristis est anima mea
Selig sind die Toten, SWV391
Walton Music/Hal Leonard
Bärenreiter (BA 7983)
Special Editions will be available in the summer school Music Shop or before the course from the summer school administration offices