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Now is the Month of Maying

Chanctonbury Chorus invites you to celebrate the arrival of Spring with them on Saturday, May 11th, in St Andrew’s Church at 19:30.

The programme is light and cheerful, as befits the time of year. It is an airy mixture of madrigals from some of our greatest madrigal composers and two jazz-infused pieces, both with their roots in Elizabethan music and often referencing the very madrigals we’re performing.

These pieces, written by George Shearing and Bob Chilcott respectively, are accompanied by piano, bass and drums.

It’s a programme of varied colours and contrasts – we also include a performance of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata by a young local violinist, Richart van Zyl, and some solo songs performed by Lucy Mair and Katherine Bond Smith.

The centrepiece of the second half of the concert is Vivaldi’s Magnificat – written as an opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful voices he had at his disposal in Venice at the time. Lovers of Vivaldi’s Gloria will very much enjoy this piece.

We’re performing in the beautiful church of St Andrew’s, the acoustics of which so wonderfully complement the sound of the human voice.

Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable, varied and uplifting evening of music here in Steyning.

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