Setterfield conducts Rutter

Monday 30 Jun 2014, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert

Ivor Setterfield conductor

Joanna Forbes L'Estrange mezzo soprano
Barts Choir

Copland, Fanfare for the Common Manbiography | programme note

Rutter, Magnificat

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Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Rutter, Feel the Spirit

Classical music is enriched by jazz and Latin in this performance by the Orchestra and Choir.

John Rutter's Feel the Spirit is a cycle of seven spiritual settings infused with the stylings of American jazz. His Magnificat sets the Latin text alongside the old English poem Of a Rose, the beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary conceived as a bright, Latin-flavoured fiesta.

John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine elicited the comment from the composer: 'You know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car and then you wish you hadn't?!'