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Fly Me to the Moon
Saturday 29 June 2019, 7:30 pm
St John’s Church, Alresford

a selection of “lunar” music
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing

including choral pieces by Eric Esenvalds, Eric Whitacre and Henry Mancini
and piano works by Beethoven and Debussy

musical director - Katherine Dienes-Williams
piano - Ashton Gray

Tickets £16 (£1 age 18 and under)
Online tickets available via www.ticketsource.co.uk/southern-voices -- booking fees apply.

Throughout human history, the moon has always been an object of fascination - as a symbol of continuous renewal, love and beauty and as the lantern of the night sky, borrowing light from the more powerful sun. It is not surprising that it has also been an inspiration for music-makers and this is reflected in the varied programme we have assembled for this concert.

Our programme comprises moon-related music by composers old and new, from classical figures such as Beethoven, Brahms and Reger to contemporary choral composers from around the globe, including Eric Whitacre (USA), Erik Esenvalds (Latvia) and David Hamilton (New Zealand). And, as the concert title suggests, we’re including a group of familiar songs from the mid to late 20th century.

We are delighted to be singing alongside Ashton Gray, who is stepping out of the choir ranks to be our pianist and accompanist for the evening.

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