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Music for a Summer's Evening by Ipswich Choral Society
Fri 2 June 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 CEST
Ipswich Choral Society, the UK's 2nd oldest choral society established in 1824, is in Belgium for two days in June to perform the première of “Summer” by Stevie Wishart as well as a selection of treasures from the English choral tradition.
Their conductor, Robin Walker, is based in Cambridge and is also director of music at Corpus Christi College where he conducts the chapel choir. He is also a well-known performer in his own right having performed across Europe and the USA, giving workshops and master-classes on Early English music and the wide-ranging organ repertoire. He has recorded Early English music on the 1734 Baroque organ of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, and Renaissance repertoire on the 1558 Zefferini organ of La Badia Fiorentina (Florence’s 10th century abbey church). Robin was organist of both churches, and had an instrumental role in the restoration of these historically important instruments.
Stevie Wishart who will be with us on the night, has composed for modern orchestral and vocal groups and, more recently, for her own group Sinfonye. As a composer she works purely acoustically with music notation, sometimes combined with improvisation or using computer music systems, and sometimes using all these elements. Summer is part of Stevie Wishart's broader compostion 'The Music of Time'
Stevie has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the ICA and the Sydney Opera House, and extensively throughout Europe, the USA, and Australia. Her concerts have been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Radio France, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF, German Radio Networks, and Klara Radio Belgium VRT.
The ticket price includes a talk by the composer, the concert and a reception.
Composer: Stevie Wishart