The City of Leicester Singers will perform a varied concert of music composed by Modern British Composers.
Sprig of Thyme by John Rutter.
The Sprig of Thyme offers a selection of traditional songs of the British Isles, drawing together long-standing favourites as Willow Song and The Miller of Dee with lesser known gems as O Can Ye Sew Cushions and The Sprig of Thyme.
Adiemus – Karl Jenkins
Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary is the first album by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, recorded in 1994 and released the next year as part of the Adiemus project. The title track "Adiemus" was used prior to the album's release in a 1994 Delta Air Lines television commercial
Choruses from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Cats is a sung-through musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the "Jellicle choice" by deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
3 Songs from Bob Chilcott
On Westminster Bridge, The Lily and the Rose and The Skye Boat song.
Westminster Bridge is based on the Wordsworth poem.
The Lily and the Rose. Chilcott's rare gift for crafting the most poignant and beguiling melodies is rarely more apparent than in his setting of this enchanting medieval poem
The Skye Boat Song. An arrangement of a traditional song
Like the Dove by Alison Willis
Composed in 2022 the Words from the Anglo Saxon ‘Old English Martyrology’