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Presented by Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir

Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir showcase some lesser-known, but outstanding works by famous composers.

From Russia, Mussorgsky and Borodin, both from ‘The Five’, a group of 19th century composers intent on reintroducing a Russian folk music sound; a departure from the mainstream European (mainly German) influence of Wagner, etc. Rachmaninoff inherited this trend, lushly integrating it with high-German style.

From Sweden, Wilhelm Stenhammar’s ‘Vårnatt’ (Spring Night). An evocative choral work by one of the more impressive Swedish composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Swedes love spring after a long dark winter, and this music has a warm glow with a particularly effective final section.

From Germany, Brahms ‘Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen’ (How lovely are thy dwellings) from his German Requiem, and ‘Nänie’, rarely heard but nevertheless Brahms at his best.

The CCS Youth Choir will feature in its own right singing a selection of songs.

Choral Masterworks from Germany, Sweden and Russia

Sun 6 February


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