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The Carice Singers

11 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
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The Carice Singers
The Carice Singers

‘Tis Nature’s Voice

Under their founder and conductor George Parris, The Carice Singers, named after Elgar’s daughter, specialise in British choral music and have gained an enviable reputation for superb performances and imaginative programming. They have recorded for Naxos and the BBC Music Magazine, and are regular visitors to the Cheltenham and Oxford Lieder Festivals.

Focusing on Spring, ‘Tis Nature’s Realm explores this rich repertory of music, with pieces from English composers such as Ireland, Howells and Elgar, along with some European rarities by Sibelius, Reger and Arvo Pärt. The concert ends with a striking piece by Ross Edwards, where psalm texts are combined with vigorous bird chants from his native Australia.

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Patrick Hungerford & Mr and Mrs Toby Ward

Conductor / Performers

The Carice Singers
George Parris  conductor


Herbert Howells  The summer is coming
Edward Elgar  The Shower
Edward Elgar  The Fountain
Jean Sibelius  Sydämeni laulu (Song of my heart)
Leevi Madetoja  Kevätunta  (Dreams of Spring)
John Ireland  Spring, the sweet Spring
Rued Langgaard  Lokkende Toner (Enticing tones)
Edward Elgar  Owls: An Epitaph
Edward Elgar  O Wild West wind

— Interval —

Frederick Delius  On Craig Ddu (An impression of nature)
Max Reger  Schweigen  (Silence)
Ralph Vaughan Williams  Silence and music
Arvo Pärt  The Deer’s Cry
Ross Edwards  Sacred Kingfisher Psalms


Of the newer British choirs currently emerging, few can match The Carice Singers for musicality and beauty of tone

Gramophone Magazine, 2016


Date: 11 May 2020
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
Event CategoryChoral & Vocal
Address: St Martin's Church, East Woodhay
Newbury, Berkshire RG20 0AL United Kingdom

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