Sing Joyfully

Three swallow Delft tiles

St Mary's Church, North Woodchester

Saturday 29 June 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Our midsummer programme begins with sacred pieces by Byrd and Gibbons, and a real firework of a motet by Giaches de Wert. Anthems by John Blow, John Goss and William Harris will be accompanied by Philip Duffy.

The second half of the concert begins with well known songs by Morley and Dowland, with an exciting and unusual madrigal by Weelkes.

Then there follows a geographically-themed selection, suitable for celebrating an age of exploration. 

Weelkes really excelled himself with Thule, the period of cosmography, with its sonic


depictions of the strangeness of a volcanic eruption and the wondrous sight of flying fishes.

Frances March reads Marvell's poem Bermudas.

A most unusual catalogue of places as far apart as Popocatepetl and Tibet is given a fugal workout by Ernst Toch; and we have affectionate songs from Sweden and Flanders.

Finally, a lively song extolling the thrill of Paris.

David Butcher and Geoffrey March play musical interludes for guitar and cello.

And after this, suitable summer refreshments will be available.

Admission by ticket: 10 in advance or 12.50 on the day

Carers and school students free

Tickets available from Woodchester Post Office, or buy online here.

The Cappella Singers: Registered Charity no 262530