Cadenza Countdown !
Here is the programme for Saturday 29th April at 7.30pm
Tickets available at door
Monteverdi Cantate Domino
O Nata Lux de Lumine Thomas Tallis
O Nata Lux Morten Lauridsen
Northern Lights Ola Gjeilo
O Radiant Dawn James MacMillan
Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen arr .Guy Turner
The Seal Lullaby Eric Whiteacre
Sleep Eric Whiteacre
Agnus Dei Rheinberger
Summertime Gershwin arr. Roderick Williams
Laugh, Kookaburra! Bob Chilcott
Mister Sandman Pat Ballard arr. Ed Lojeski
Ain’t misbehavin’ Fats Waller/Harry Brooks arranged Peter Gritton
Cadenza was formed in 1992 and is now considered to be one of Scotland’s finest and most exiting amateur mixed voice choirs, with members travelling from a wide area of central Scotland for the weekly rehearsals. With a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day and covering all styles – sacred, secular, folk and jazz - the choir has performed throughout Scotland and beyond.
Since Jenny Sumerling’s appointment as Musical Director in 2002, the choir has gone from strength to strength. Critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe over the years, and for Raymond Gubbay’s Carols by Candlelight in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Usher Hall, the choir is regularly invited to perform at prominent events, including BBC Radio broadcasts.
Cadenza’s most recent CD, Bright Star - Cadenza at Christmas, features exclusively 20th and 21st century Christmas music, including one first commercial and ten world premiere recordings. The CD was highly praised when launched in Autumn 2012, with reviews in Classical Music Magazine and tracks broadcast on Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Charity concerts are an important part of Cadenza’s annual programme, helping to raise funds in support of charities in and around Edinburgh. If you would like Cadenza to raise funds for your charity, please contact the choir’s Charity Concert Organiser, tel. 07770 754369, or via the website at firstname.lastname@example.org .
And if you are a singer and would like to be considered for an audition to join Cadenza, please get in touch at email@example.com or telephone 0131 662 8721.
Guest Conductor - Libby Crabtree
Libby Crabtree started her musical training at Cambridge where she sang in Clare Chapel Choir. She has since enjoyed a varied career, ranging from musicals in London’s West End, to performances with many Early Music groups including The Sixteen and The Tallis Scholars. Tours with these groups have taken her all over the world including Japan, the USA and Brazil and also given her the opportunity to record many award-winning discs.
More recently, Libby has broadened her musical experience and is currently an Associated Board Examiner, Head of Music at an Edinburgh Junior School and a musical director of 3 choral societies.
Accompanist – Richard Beauchamp