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Paul narrates at Crouch End Festival Chorus - Jan. 15, 2011

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Paul narrates at Crouch End Festival Chorus - Jan. 15, 2011 Reply with quote

From bachtrack.com :

Barbican Centre, London, London EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
Saturday 15-Jan-11 08:00pm

Crouch End Festival Chorus
Based on the book by Nobel prize-winning novelist Albert Camus, and with an electrifying musical score by Roberto Gerhard, The Plague tells of the invasion of Oran, a French Algerian town, by a lethal rat-borne plague. Recorded through his own personal journal, Dr Rieux (Paul McGann) fights the plague with all the means at his disposal.

In 1963, during a period of great experimentation, Gerhard adapted Camus’ novel into a concise musical drama, with gigantic orchestra and a huge choir playing the part of the townspeople. The resulting sound is chilling.

One of the world’s greatest living composers, John Adams creates music both accessible and richly satisfying. In Harmonium he uses texts from John Donne and Emily Dickinson to create a roller-coaster soundscape shot through with love, death and sex.

In 2005, Crouch End Festival Chorus performed Harmonium in the presence of the composer, and conductor David Temple believes this work stands alongside Britten’s War Requiem as one of the finest choral works from the second half of the 20th century.


Adams, John (b. 1947), Harmonium, for chorus and orchestra
Gerhard, Roberto (1896-1970), The Plague
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Paul McGann, Narrator
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple, Conductor


Purchase tickets HERE
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my ticket!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fabulous! We'll be waiting for a full report. Uh huh.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just realized that I should've posted this in the Theatre section! My apologies... Sad

Other than our happynikki, is anybody else attending? Smile

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=11164

http://www.londondiary.tv/smf/index.php?topic=184.0
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup! Nikki and I are meeting there, booked seats next to each other Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds wonderful, Michelle and Nikki!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul talks about it here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00cvh8g/Robert_Elms_08_01_2011

Interview starts at 1:11:55 mark. Smile

That's great, Nikki and Michelle! Have a wonderful time! Very Happy
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