- Teatime concert at 3pm, West Runton Church, NR27 9QT
- Evening concert at 7pm, Thorpe Market Church, NR11 8UA
‘Contemporary Music for All’ National Day of New Music
“Cantamus’ is the only choir representing Norfolk”
Conducted by Michael Finnissy
These concerts are part of the ‘Contemporary Music for All’ National Day of New Music organised by CoMA and supported by the Arts Council. Between 20 and 30 events will take place, right across the UK; this is the ONLY event planned in Norfolk. This (it is hoped) will be the first of an annual ‘festival’.
Four exciting new pieces by Norfolk Composers, performed by the acclaimed London-based new music ensemble Ixion. Two of the four works are based on a chorus from Handel’s ‘Messiah’, and two on a chorus from Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’. There will also be two short solo instrumental pieces by Andrew Toovey and Greg Rose, and a setting of William Blake by Sheringham-based Michael Finnissy. ‘Cantamus’ is the only group representing Norfolk.
The names of the (Norfolk) composers are: Pat Hanchet, Colin Blundell, Martyn Craft, and David Morgan.
Cantamus began as a community choir at St Margaret’s church in Thorpe Market, part of a strong musical tradition that has flourished in the church for a number of years. Under the Directorship of Philip Adams the choir has successfully been expanding its repertoire and scope.
CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music. Judith Weir [Master of the Queen’s Music] and Michael Finnissy were the first composers to be affiliated to the group, and Finnissy wrote their first-ever commission. CoMA has a national network of instrumental and vocal ensembles and an expanding international profile. Their unique music collection of hundreds of works contains some of the most exciting and rewarding new music being created today and is an invaluable resource for professional, amateur and youth based ensembles.
“Bring a friend and be a part of tomorrow’s music TODAY.”
For further information please contact the Secretary
07944 731081 / 01263 833847