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Christmas Then . . . the Downton Era
Saturday November 30, 2019, 7:30pm
Kingston Road United Church
The music for ‘Christmas Then – The Downton Era’ includes British composers who were writing from the time the Dowager would have reigned over the estate to as recent as the era when Lady Mary had become Mistress of Downton .
This concert recreates a sense of both the homey warmth of traditional and early 20th century carols that the “downstairs” help at Downton Abbey might have enjoyed singing of an evening once their charges had been wined and dined, and the tonal complexity of more modern choral works the “upstairs” folk might have sat through in their tailcoats and floral dresses.
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3:00pm
St Anne’s Anglican Church
Earthy, muscular and angular , then lyrical and cynical, Orff’s towering masterpiece mines the riches of 13th century poems with extraordinary choral settings that cover everything you would never find in a monastery ! Arranged for contemporary stages with 2 concert grand pianos and an electrifying array of percussion instruments.