Friday, 9 November 2018, at 7.30pm
Following our tour to the Site Le Corbusier, near Lyon, we present a programme of choral music chosen to take advantage of the extraordinary acoustic in Le Corbusier’s Église St-Pierre there and the equally unusual surroundings of the Roof Studio at Siobhan Davies Dance in London.
The repertoire includes the angular modernism of Xenakis (who trained as an architect and worked with Le Corbusier on the Philips Pavilion at the 1958 World’s Fair), the slow-moving meditations of his mentor Messien and disciple Dusapin, the soaring religiosity of Harvey and MacMillan, and the poignant earthiness of Britten during his last illness.
Jonathan Harvey: I Love the Lord
Iannis Xenakis: Serment
Pascal Dusapin: Umbrae mortis
Olivier Messiaen: O sacrum convivium
James MacMillan: Alleluia
Iannis Xenakis: Nuits
Benjamin Britten: Sacred and Profane
Tickets £15 on the door or from Eventbrite.
FestyVocal / Firminy
Saturday, 3 November 2018, Église de S. Pierre, Firminy, France, at 8pm
NLCC travels to France to perform at Festyvocal for the first time. le Corbusier’s iconic late design provides the backdrop and acoustic for Xenakis Nuits and Serment, Dusapin Umbrae mortis, Messiaen O sacrum convivium, Macmillan Alleluia, Harvey I love the Lord, and Britten Sacred and Profane, along with the world première of a work by festival competition winner Julien le Hérisser.
Friday, 9 November 2018, Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London SE1 6ER, at 7.30pm
We repeat our programme from Firminy for a London audience in this flexible performance space South of the river. Ticket £15 on the door or from Eventbrite.