Join us this April 14th as we collaborate with the Lochrian Ensemble in this seasonal programme celebrating the joys of spring and love.
The concert will feature Patrick Hawes’ Song of Songs featuring our fabulous soprano Claire Miller and soundtracks from the movies including Barber’s Adagio for Strings,Nigel Hess’ Ladies in Lavender and Patrick Cassidy’s sublime Vide Cor Meum from Ridley Scott’s Hannibal.
Song of Songs & Adagio for Strings
Noctis & The Lochrian Ensemble
Saturday 14th April
St Stephen's Church, Lansdown, Bath
You can purchase your tickets directly from Bath Box Office:
Performing widely in the UK and Italy for nearly three decades, the Lochrian String Quartet has received much acclaim for its rich sound and sensitive music-making. The quartet frequently appear on television, often performing on BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’, as well as recording for film and in cross-genre collaborations with other artists. Find out more about the Lochrian Ensemble here: http://www.lochrianensemble.co.uk/
Patrick Hawes - Song of Songs
"The relationship of romantic and erotic love to spirituality is the subject of these songs. They express desire, hope, confusion and joy; the whole range of emotions experienced by the lover – but there is no final consummation. The metaphors of vine, wine, garden and fountain are ones that prefigure the language of Christian spirituality. They provide Christian spirituality with a language of love that is both sensual and spiritual, of earth and of heaven. The text for these songs is faithful to the text of the Bible but poetic licence has provided a narrative structure and the development of some metaphors. The cry of the lover to the beloved, the heightening of the senses through sumptuous smells and tastes, and the imagery of fire provide a rich basis for a certain type of music – music born out of our time, yes, but which also draws upon the timelessness of tonality, consonance and balance." Patrick Hawes
You can find out more about The Song of Songs and composer Patrick Hawes at the link below: