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Clare Consort 2020

Saturday 18 April 7.30pm       ‘O clap your hands!’

The Clare Consort

Graham Ross | director

Graham Ross returns to conduct The Clare Consort in a joyful programme of eight-part repertoire, from Schütz’s Deutsches Magnificat and Holst’s Nunc dimittis to Gibbons’ O clap your hands together and Harris’s utterly sublime Faire is the heaven.  This vocal octet of alumni from the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge also perform three of the great Bach motets – arguably some of the greatest a cappella motets ever composed – and close their programme with some sumptuous and toe-tapping arrangements of Gershwin and Irving Berlin. 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852–1924) Three motets

HEINRICH SCHÜTZ (1585–1672) Deutsches Magnificat

GUSTAV HOLST (1874–1934) Nunc dimittis

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Der Geist hilft

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ORLANDO GIBBONS (1583–1625) O clap your hands together

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm

WILLIAM HARRIS (1883–1973) Faire is the heaven

ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS (b. 1977) Amazing Grace

ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS Stars

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898–1937) arr. GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1985) Summertime

IRVING BERLIN (1888–1989) arr. JIM CLEMENTS (b. 1983) Cheek to cheek

MARVIN HAMLISCH (1944–2012) arr. JIM CLEMENTS Nobody does it better