Late Music – Elysian Singers @ York Unitarians – 2 March 2024

Elysian Singers

Saturday 2nd March, 7:30pm

York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ

Passion Plays

The idea is to play on the different meanings of the word ‘Passion’: i.e. suffering and/or love. The texts of the Coventry Carol and David Lancaster’s piece are both taken from Medieval Mystery Plays. And the de Wert & Bryars pieces are all based on sonnets by Petrarch. David Lang’s work is based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, but its structure is influenced by the Bach Passions.


Anon arr. Richard Allain: Coventry Carol
David Lancaster: Crucifixion (world premiere – York Late Music commission)
Giaches de Wert: (1) Grazie ch’a pochi il ciel largo destina
(2) Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi
Gavin Bryars: Là ver l’aurora (world premiere – York Late Music commission)

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

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