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Choral Chillout: Music For A Summer Evening (Polymnia)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2011

Named after the Greek muse of sacred song, Polymnia prove that they are a diverse choral group. One minute we are in Buenos Aires enjoying a wild tango, and the next we are whisked away to South Africa to hear ‘Mangwani M’pulele’. The programme incorporates the haunting melodies of Rutter, Laurisden and Whitacre, a Grieg-inspired folk song and an amusing set of piano duets that revolve around driving – ‘The Drunken Driver’ being a personal highlight. John Byron gives vibrant direction and insightful introductions to each piece, and the group proves that they are versatile; after ending on a Gospel song, we’re awarded one last Beatles number. A stunning and chill-inducing repertoire from a varied and capable group.

St Mark’s artSpace, 19 Aug, 5.30pm (6.30pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp200.
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