WEDNESDAY JULY 5
Calling All Nations with Christopher Tin

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Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas
Conductor Christopher Tin
Choir The Llangollen Celebration Chorus
Orchestra Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Presenter Andrew Collins

International Choirs
Ching-Yun Chorus, Republic of China
KZN Midlands Youth Choir, S. Africa
The Aeolians of Oakwood University, USA
Capital City Girls Choir, USA

Specialist Soloists
Jerome Kavanagh
Joel Virgel
Nominjin

FIRST HALF

Curry: Suite from ‘Everybody’s Gone to Rapture’
Handel: Eternal Source of Light Divine
Wintory: Suite from ‘Journey’
Tin: Passou o Verao (‘Summer Has Gone’)
Soule: The Dragonborn Comes
Tin: Sogno di Volare

SECOND HALF

  1. “Baba Yetu” (Swahili)
  2. “Mado Kara Mieru” (Japanese)
  3. “Dao Zai Fan Ye” (Mandarin)
  4. “Se É Pra Vir Que Venha” (Portuguese)
  5. “Rassemblons-Nous” (French)
  6. “Lux Aeterna” (Latin)
  7. “Caoineadh” (Irish)
  8. “Hymn Do Trójcy S´wi e¸ tej” (Polish)
  9. “Hayom Kadosh” (Hebrew)
  10. “Hamsáfár” (Farsi)
  11. “Sukla-Krsne” (Sanskrit)
  12. “Kia Hora Te Marino” (Maori)

Conducted by Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Christopher Tin, this international choral and orchestral spectacular focuses on the message of unity: that regardless of race, culture and religious belief, we are all connected through our common human experience. The evening will be presented by Classic FM’s Andrew Collins.

The first half of the evening will cover a spectrum of classical music ranging from Symphonic Overtures to Video Game Fantasies, depicting the themes of natural life-cycle, renewal and togetherness.

The second half of the concert will be a special performance of “Calling All Dawns” conducted by its composer Christopher Tin. Calling All Dawns is a song-cycle in three movements: day, night and dawn, which correspond to a different phase of life. Sung in 12 different languages there are songs of joy, mystery, sorrow and hardship and finally, songs of triumph and exultation that bring us roaring back to life, beginning the cycle anew. The piece ends on the same chord that it opens with thereby representing the fluid, cyclical nature of the universe.

Elin Manahan Thomas is one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation and she will be joined by the WNO Orchestra and The Llangollen Celebration Chorus under the direction of Christopher Tin, and international guest performers to be announced.

Wednesday 5 July 2017 – 7.45pm
Tickets: £29 / £22


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