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The choral group Albion gives concerts like no others! Its unique repertoire is made up of beautiful all-new versions of the music of Britain and Ireland. Much-loved songs like Danny Boy, Scarborough Fair, and Jerusalem are sung in special ‘reimagined’ settings with lush harmonies and soaring lines. Alongside them are striking new musical versions of favourite texts by Yeats, Robert Burns, and many other sources including the King James Bible.
“Without wishing to get to the point too soon, they are very, very good...
Immediate and vibrant… Make an effort to see them live – I doubt you’ll regret it.” – Now Then magazine
Albion’s performances make inventive use of the special spaces in which they take place, surrounding the audience with sound, drawing people in to their new musical world. It’s an eclectic and exhilarating combination of familiar and fresh that audiences find compelling, moving, and unlike any other musical experience!
“SUPERB. Delay in clapping due to not wanting to break the spell” – Audience member, winter 2013
Albion come down from Yorkshire to Birmingham for the first time this autumn, bringing their WINTER SONGS show to the fantastic St Paul’s Church on St Cecilia’s Day. The programme features seasonal carols and songs including The Truth from Above and The Angel Gabriel. Music-lovers from Birmingham and beyond are invited to share in this special experience of beautiful music-making with a warm spirit.
“I was transported to another place for a short time – a little bit of heaven?” – Audience member, Christmas 2013
NB you can AVOID ALL BOOKING FEES by buying tickets directly from ALBION's WEBSITE - follow this link - or you can order tickets and get more information by calling 0114 268 5827. We look forward to seeing you!
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Uniquely among choral groups, Albion is dedicated to the exploration and performance of the songs of the British Isles. The islands' musical heritage stretches back a thousand years, offering a rich store of treasures: dances, folksongs, madrigals, plainsong chants, airs, anthems, and more. In their variety and beauty, they lie at the heart of Albion's inspiration.
Many of the songs are hundreds of years old, but in Fraser Wilson's arrangements they are reclothed in lush contemporary colours. Working with up to twelve singers at a time, Albion performs mostly unaccompanied, allowing the purity of the human voice to sound across the centuries. The group is known for a fresh sound and vibrant energy, and for warm, wholehearted music-making.
More at www.albionchoir.org.uk