Lancaster Arts is delighted to bring you the stunning sounds of Echo Vocal Ensemble to the Lancaster Priory with a programme of old and new music about nature and the climate emergency. From Benjamin Britten’s beautiful setting of ‘Five Flower Songs’ to ANOHNI’s call to arms, the programme takes listeners on a journey that celebrates nature’s abundance but warns of future scarcity.
Hildegard of Bingen: O Nobillissima Viriditas
Clemens non Papa: Ego Flos Campi
Heinrich Schütz: Die Himmel Erzählen
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: I Vaghi Fiori
ANOHNI: Improvisation on Why did you separate me from the earth
Rory Wainwright Johnston: Summoning Dance
Britten: Five Flower Songs
Judith Weir: Vertue
Vicente Lusitano: Allor che ignuda
Liz Dilnot Johnson: For Hester
Traditional isiXhosa arr. Michael Barrett & Ralf Schmitt: Indodana
Lillie Harris: Already Gone
Relax into the serenity of Hildegard of Bingen’s writing, delight in the sound world of Palestrina and discover brand new music by exciting young artists. The concert features brand new pieces by Lillie Harris and Rory Wainwright-Johnston, the joint winning composers of Echo’s inaugural Composition Competition. Both pieces take inspiration from a poem by Alice Oswald called ‘Dunt: A Poem for a Dried up River’, responding to a powerful text in different but equally imaginative ways.
Impeccable intonation, balance, charm, and perfect diction… an exceptional group.