Chichester Voices’ next concert is “I Was Glad”, showcasing the music of Sir Charles Hubert Parry, as it is the centenary of his death this year. ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ and ‘I Was Glad’ will be featured, and as proceeds will go towards the ‘Raise the Roof’ fund to restore the roof at St Thomas a Becket’s Church, the audience will be encouraged to do just that in singing ‘Jerusalem’ !!
The programme also contains music by Parry’s contemporaries, including Elgar’s beautiful ‘Lux Aeterna’, Holst’s ‘Nunc Dimitis’, and ‘Five Mystical Songs’ by Vaughan Williams. Parry’s moving setting of Tennyson’s ‘Crossing the Bar’ will also be a highlight. It promises to be a feast of English choral music at its best and the choir will be conducted, as usual, by Andrew Naylor & accompanied by Richard Copeland.
Proceeds to “Raise the Roof” – raising funds for St Thomas a Becket Church in Pagham.