Chamber Choir

Ideals and Idylls

English and American music to celebrate Thomas Paine

Thursday 11 June 2009, 19:30 - 21:30
St Mary Aldermarymap ]
Watling Street
London EC4M 9BW

Orlando Chamber Choir
James Weeks, director

The 200th anniversary of the death of the English revolutionary democrat Thomas Paine sees Orlando Chamber Choir perform a fascinating and beautiful programme of works from both Paine's native land and the country of which he was a founding father. Choral works by Billings, Tippett and Skempton, together with folksong arrangements from both lands, offer a stirring portrait of the human spirit.


William Billings (1746 - 1800)
Wake every breath
Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)
Yarmouth Fair
Ernst Moeran (1894 - 1950)
The Sailor and Young Nancy
Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961)
Brigg Fair
Howard Skempton (1947 - )
The Flight of Song
William Billings (1746 - 1800)
When Jesus wept
Lamentation over Boston
John Rutter (1945 - )
O waly, waly
Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
from A Child of Our Time:
Five Negro Spirituals