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Preview: St Richard Singers: “Rejoice!”


After their huge sell-out success at their Festival of Chichester concert last July, the St Richard Singers return to the Festival with REJOICE!, a concert exploring the music of celebration through the ages, on Saturday 6 July in Chichester.

As the choir approaches its 50th Anniversary, it celebrates some of the most joyful music ever composed including Haydn’s effervescent ‘The heavens are telling’, Finzi’s rousing ‘God is gone up’, and Mozart’s delightful setting of Psalm 117, “Laudate Dominum”.

The choir will be joined by four exciting and local young soloists – Charlotte Bateman (Soprano), George Haynes (Alto), Sam Leggett (Tenor) and Howard Weyman (Bass) in a performance that culminates with Britten’s iconic festival cantata ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’, which sets lines from poet Christopher Smart’s epic and eccentric work ‘Jubilate Agno’, celebrating the unique and individual way each creature rejoices in God.

Author: Jake Barlow

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