Colours of France

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Sat 14th May 2022, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

St Albans Abbey
Sumpter Yard
St Albans

Conductor: William Carslake
Soloist: Gloriana Choir, Musical Director: Deborah Miles-Johnson

Debussy: Nocturnes, with Gloriana
Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne with Jessica Cale, soprano
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3, Organ Symphony with Andrew Parnell, organ
Poulenc: Ave verum corpus
Faurè: Cantique de Jean Racine

Debussy’s Nocturnes paints ‘sound portraits’, of clouds (Nuages), festivals (Fêtes) and sirens (Sirènes) with a wordless chorus of 16 female voices.

Chants d’Auvergne is a collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France arranged for soprano voice and orchestra.

Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 features the mighty Cathedral organ in two of its four movements.