"O Clap Your Hands: Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and His Circle"
Sunday, October 26, 2008
(Washington, DC) On Sunday, October 26, 2008, the Thomas Circle Singers and the Sanctuary Choir of National City Christian Church will hold a grand musical celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), one of the 20th century’s greatest British composers.
During the recital, the two groups will perform some of the most memorable choral works of Vaughan Williams along with pieces by other British composers who influenced Williams, including Charles Villiers Stanford, Thomas Tallis, and Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. The concert will be accompanied by an orchestra and organ music played by Charles Miller and Julie Vidrich Evans. Mr. Miller will also serve as conductor for the concert along with James Kreger.
Works to be featured in the concert include the following selections by Vaughan Williams: "O Clap Your Hands", "The Old 100th Psalm Tune", "For All the Saints", "Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’", and "Finale" from the cantata ‘Dona Nobis Pacem.’ Other pieces to be performed include "I Was Glad" by C.H. H. Parry and "Beati Quorum Via" by Charles Villiers Stanford.
Everyone is invited to come hear these glorious choral works in one of the finest acoustical spaces in the region. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults (or $22 in advance by calling Thomas Circle Singers at 202-232-3353) and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets also will be sold at the door on the day of the performance.
For more information, contact Charles Miller in the music office of National City Christian Church at 202-797-0103 or the Thomas Circle Singers at 202-232-3353.