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Chamber Choir Ireland - Pigeons in the Grass Alas

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St Thomas' Parish Church, Belfast

1A Eglantine Avenue

Belfast

BT9 6DW

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Pigeons on the Grass Alas is, amongst other things, a celebration of Gertrude Stein and her way with words. The concert opens and closes with extracts from Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein’s opera Four Saints In Three Acts — from which comes the line that gives the concert its title. The 'other things' include music by composers who, like Gertrude Stein, are very fond of the music of Erik Satie: some lovely piano miniatures by Howard Skempton, and Thomas de Quincy's eloquent meditation on Kant's passing, memorably set to music by Gavin Bryars. Satie is not featured in the concert, but his spirit certainly is.

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Thompson (text Stein) Four Saints In Three Acts (selection)

Paul Hillier (text Stein) Tea Time

· Sweet Tea

· Valentine

· Love Story

Howard Skempton The Durham Strike

Cage (text Stein) Story(from Living Room Music)

Howard Skempton - Three piano pieces

· The Cockfight

· Song

· Well, well Cornelius

Gavin Bryars And so ended Kant’s travelling in this world

Thompson (text Stein) Four Saints In Three Acts (selection)

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St Thomas' Parish Church, Belfast

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