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Overture Concert Organ
Madison Symphony Chorus
Hamburg Steinway Piano

THE CHOIR OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON
FRI., OCT. 24, 2014, AT 7:30 PM
IN OVERTURE HALL

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This performance is part of the 2014-2015 Overture Concert Organ Season.
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"This is cathedral choral singing at its finest and most inspiring."
-Daily Telegraph

"...One of the great choral powerhouses of our time."
-Sydney Morning Herald


A MILLENIUM OF ENCHANTING VOICES
For nearly 1000 years inspiring choral music has filled the vast cathedral of London's Westminster Abbey, the site of every British coronation since 1066. Now, this renowned choir comes to Madison to sing with the Overture Concert Organ as we celebrate the 10th anniversary season of this gorgeous instrument in a program of music by Orlando Gibbons, Handel, Parry, and Walton.

Highlight performances by this enchanting choir in recent years have included the Service of Evening Prayer with Pope Benedict XVI and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011, which was seen by a worldwide television audience of over two billion people. The 40 voices of men and boys will perform music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century in the vast expanse of Overture Hall.

THE PROGRAM
G F Handel
Zadok the priest

J Blow
God is our hope and strength

H Purcell
Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes mei

Organ solo:
H. Howells
Master Tallis’s Testament

H Howells
Like as the hart

David Matthews
To what God shall we chant our songs of battle?

G Finzi
Lo, the full final sacrifice

Interval

H Parry
Three Songs of Farewell
My soul, there is a country
Never weather-beaten sail
Lord, let me know mine end


Organ solo:
C.V. Stanford
Postlude in D minor Op 105 no 6

E Elgar
The Spirit of the Lord
O hearken thou
Give unto the Lord


The Choir of Westminster Abbey appears by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and by arrangement with Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
This concert is
sponsored by
PLEASANT T.
ROWLAND
FOUNDATION
W. JEROME
FRAUTSCHI
FOUNDATION
ALFRED P. AND
ANN M. MOORE