The Brighton Orpheus Choir summer concert centres by popular demand on John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, a collection of seven African-American spirituals – eleven years ago the choir gave the second ever performance in the UK.
Added to this will be a programme including music by Palestrina, Elliot Corner, Eric Whitacre, Guy Turner and Vaughan Williams.
Conductor Stella Hull
Nicola Grunberg (piano)
Saturday 6 July 2013 at 7.30 pm
at Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton
with guests the Lewes Youth Choir
Spirito Santo Amore – Palestrina
A slumber did my spirit seal – Elliot Corner
Non nobis Domine – William Byrd
Pavane Arbeau – arr Patrick Allen
Santa Maria – Portugese Renaissance arr Patrick Allen
Seal lullaby – Eric Whitacre
Tequila Samba – Guy Turner
Flying free – Don Besig
From In Windsor forest: R Vaughan Williams
  Drinking Song
Falstaff and the Fairies
Epilogue
INTERVAL
FEEL THE SPIRIT  John Rutter
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Steal away
I got a robe
The battle of Jericho arr Peter Hunt
Wade in the water arr Peter Hunt
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Every time I feel the Spirit
My heart will go on – James Horner arr Alan Billingsley
(from Titanic)
Under the sea – Alan Menkin arr Billingsley
(from The little mermaid)
Deep river
When the saints go marching in
and
Saturday 13 July 2013 at 7.30 pm
in the Priory School Chapel off Mountfield Road, Lewes
with guest Elliot Corner (viola)
Spirito Santo Amore – Palestrina
Seal lullaby – Eric Whitacre
Preludes to Cello Suite no.1 in G and no.3 in C major – J S Bach
A slumber did my spirit seal – Elliot Corner
Tequila Samba – Guy Turner
Romanze for Viola & Piano – Max Bruch
From In Windsor forest: R Vaughan Williams
Drinking Song
Falstaff and the Fairies
Epilogue
INTERVAL
FEEL THE SPIRIT  John Rutter
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Steal away
I got a robe
Suite of Preludes – Elliot Corner
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Every time I feel the Spirit
Czardas – V Monti arr Elliot Corner
Deep river
When the saints go marching in