The main business of last Wednesday’s Committee Meeting was to settle the repertoire for the next two (yes two) concerts.
John had expressed a desire to perform Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. It was written seven years ago and is has become a popular work in that time. “Gjeilo” is pronounced “yellow”, he is Norwegian but lives in New York.
John’s original thought was to perform this in our next concert but it needs an orchestra of 24 so we decided to do this at our next winter concert. So we came up with the following repertoire:
Summer Concert: Madrigal’s and Partsongs from the Oxford Choral Classics series in the first half and Stravinski’s Symphony of Psalms in the second half. We haven’t fixed the date yet as there is some congestion in the concert timetable in Cardiff around the end of June.
Next winter we will do Mozart’s Requiem in the first half and the Sunrise Mass in the second half. Again, we don’t have a date yet.