Roderick Williams Exultate (world premiere)
Eric Whitacre A Boy and a Girl (first performance of new arrangement)
Toby Young Greek Love Songs Volume Two (world premiere)
Gabriel Jackson Vox clara ecce intonat
John Ashton Thomas Cradle Song
Kim André Arnesen Making or Breaking
Richard Barnard Out in the dark (world premiere)
Traditional She moves through the fair
Percy Grainger Brigg Fair
Exultate Singers and the sensational saxophonist Amy Dickson memorably performed together for the first time at St George’s first ever mixtape concert, an event which sowed the seeds for this feature-length collaboration.
Amy Dickson is an extraordinary and spellbinding performer, described by Gramophone as “a player with a difference who has an individual and unusual tone, luscious, silky-smooth, sultry and voluptuous by turns; her phrasing is beautifully finished, her control of dynamic infinitely subtle.” She is a Classic Brit award winner, Grammy™-nominated, who recently attained the coveted No. 1 spot in the UK Classical Album Charts.
This concert premieres a feast of mesmerising and entertaining works for choir and saxophone by some of the UK’s leading composers in a wide variety of styles from traditional melodies to the jazz-inspired Exultate by Roderick Williams, together with a new arrangement of A Girl and a Boy, specially made for the concert by the renowned American choral composer Eric Whitacre.
Tickets £20, £18, £14, £12 (half price for under 18s, students in full time education and jobseekers), available online from St George’s box office, by phone on 0845 40 24 001 and over the counter at St George’s. A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.