French Fancies

HMO: French Fancies

Saturday, 18 May 2024 Time: 7.30pm
Leo Byrne, violin
Hope Metropolitan Orchestra, Helen Thomas, Conductor
Hope Metropolitan Singers, Richard Lea, Director
Liverpool Hope Chamber Choir, Rebekah Okpoti, Director
Level 10 Choir, Lynne Rogers, Director

Louise Bertin - Ouverture Le Loup Garou
Anon - Pavan
D’Indy - Madrigal
Rameau - O, Nuit
Massenet - Meditation 'Thais'
Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
Saint-Saëns - Calme des Nuits
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Fauré - Masques et Bergamasques op.112; (Ouverture, Menuet, Gavotte, Pastorale, Pavane)

A delectable collection of mainly late 19th century French music on the lighter side.

We begin with Louise Bertin’s Overture based on Beauty and the Beast and end with Fauré’s elegant diversion, Masques et Bergamasques.

In between comes the famous Meditation from Massenet’s opera Thaïs – one of the great melodies for violin and orchestra - plus six of the most beautiful pieces ever written for voices. These include Ave MariaPanis Angelicus and Rameau’s O, Night which was featured in the evocative French film, The Choristers. This is ideal music for a spring evening: fresh, scented and enchanting. Not to be missed.

Ticket Details

£12 (+bf), £5 concessions (+bf), £24 (+bf) Family [2 adults + up to 4 children]

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