Binchois Consort, Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir

Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Friday 21st March 2014 (19:30)
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Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form (PDF - 1.33MB).

  • Simon Halsey conductor
  • Andrew Kirkman conductor
  • Joshua Rohde conductor
  • Jan Wilke conductor

Programme includes:

  • A selection of Renaissance motets
  • David Lang
    The Little Match Girl Passion

Members of Birmingham University Singers and the University Women’s Choir are joined by the award winning Binchois Consort for a performance of Renaissance motets by composers including Isaac, Mouton, Brumel and Obrecht under the direction of Andrew Kirkman. Simon Halsey the leads a performance of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion a setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, scored for voices and percussion, in the format of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Lang elevates the suffering of the little match girl with poignant, evocative music, reflecting the comparison between Andersen’s original fable and the suffering of Jesus.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students (Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form)