Anglia Chamber Orchestra prepare to soothe the senses with Baroque and Twentieth Century delights

Published: 26 February 2008 at 16:47

The Anglia Chamber Orchestra and Chorus will perform a concert which juxtaposes music of the Baroque (Monteverdi, Pergolesi) and the Twentieth Century (Grainger, Stravinsky, Barber, Arnold), on 12 March at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

Percy Grainger - Random Round
Giovanni Battista

Pergolesi - Magnificat

Claudio Monteverdi - Beatus Vir
Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

Malcolm Arnold - John Clare Cantata Igor
Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite
The elegant Magnificat of Pergolesi, who died aged only 26, is a natural companion to the Suite of Stravinsky's famous 1920 ballet Pulcinella, which reworks fragments of music by Pergolesi and others in a distinctly modern idiom.

Monteverdi's joyous setting of Psalm 112, Beatus Vir, with its repeating harmonic cycles shares an affinity with Percy Grainger's  Random Round, a fascinating work which may be performed by any number of instruments. Malcolm Arnold's Cantata of 1955 sets poems by John Clare which describe the cycle of the seasons, and the concert is completed by thesumptuous Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber composed in 1936.
Tickets are priced £8 and £5 (concs) and are available from the Mumford Theatre Box Office: 0845 196 2320 and on the door.

7.30 pm, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge