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Into the Light


Sat 24 Jun 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 197 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Family: $45.00
  • Under 12: $0.00
  • Parties of 10 or more: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Guy Broadley

Under Guy Donaldson, the Renaissance Singers with an ensemble from the Manawatu Sinfonia, and occasional piano and organ accompaniment, will perform songs from over 400 years ago to the present day.

The theme of the concert is into the light, with music that captures the changing moods felt as light changes. Five local composers will be represented: Graham Parsons, Helen Caskie, Kirsten Clark, Tim Devlin and Julian Gairdner. Also included in the programme is a cleverly worked Bach motet, The Prisoners' Chorus from Beethoven's Fidelio (as the prisoners emerge into the light), and Schubert's dynamic To the Sun, full of contrasts.

Despite some songs making serious demands on the choristers, the music is very accessible with some memorable melodies and delightful harmonies that will resonate beautifully in the acoustically friendly Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

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