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Hark to those sounds! Part-songs by Elgar, Coleridge-Taylor, and Rebecca Clarke

Thu 1 June 19:00 - 20:20

The Carice Singers
George Parris, conductor


Elgar Love’s Tempest
Clarke My spirit like a charmed bark doth float
Coleridge-Taylor By the lone sea-shore
Clarke Philomela
Elgar 5 Part-songs from the Greek Anthology (SATB version)
Coleridge-Taylor Summer is gone
Elgar My love dwelt in a northern land
Brief interval
Elgar Death on the hills
Coleridge-Taylor Dead in the Sierras
Coleridge-Taylor The fair at Almachara
Clarke Music, when soft voices die
Elgar 2 Partsongs, Op. 71
Coleridge-Taylor All my stars forsake me
Coleridge-Taylor The lee-shore


Under their director George Parris, The Carice Singers (named after Elgar’s daughter) are becoming well-known for superb performances and imaginative programmes. In this concert on the eve of Elgar’s birthday, they explore his stunning part-songs alongside those of Rebecca Clarke and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, described by Elgar as “far away the cleverest fellow going amongst the young men”. Dramatic and evocative poetry and music show a fascination for landscapes, seascapes, ghosts and legends, revealing along the way some beautiful and innovative choral writing.

“Of the newer British choirs currently emerging, few can match The Carice Singers for musicality and beauty of tone” – Gramophone Magazine


Pre-concert talk with George Parris 6.15 – 6.35 pm (free for ticket holders).

The bar will be open before the pre-concert talk and between the talk and the start of the concert.


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Date and Time

Thu 1 June
19:00 - 20:20
£15, £18, £25 and concessions.


SJE Arts
St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH