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Somerset Chamber Choir Concert
Rachmaninov All-night Vigil (Vespers)
4pm, Sun 17th Feb 2019
King's College Chapel
Taunton TA1 3LA
A candlelit performance of hauntingly beautiful settings of the Russian Orthodox liturgy, with evocative poetry and timeless classics for violin and piano, enhanced by projected iconography and lighting.

It's not too late to book tickets for the concert next week in King's College Chapel, Taunton, when the programme will be enhanced by projected iconography and lighting in a candlelit setting.
Tickets are going fast but there are still a number of £11 unreserved seats to be snapped up.
If you buy £11 unreserved seats, then on the day you may be able to upgrade to £18 reserved seats nearer the front — please ask when you arrive.

Arguably the greatest choral music ever written by a Russian and one of the finest choral works in the entire repertoire, Sergei Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil (Vespers) is a tour-de-force of stunning virtuosity and extreme pathos. Featuring 15 exquisite sections corresponding to the sequence of the Russian Orthodox liturgy, the All-night Vigil divides the choir into 11 vocal parts and features some of the lowest bass parts ever written.

This candlelit performance of Rachmaninov's setting of the Russian Orthodox all-night liturgical sequence of Vespers, Matins and First Hour will be immensely atmospheric occasion enhanced with iconography and coloured lighting projected onto the stark white walls of the chapel. It promises to be a treat both for eyes as well as ears!

Interspersed throughout the concert will be evocative poetry readings to complement the Russian Orthodox theme, together with three achingly beautiful arrangements of timeless classics for violin and piano -- Rachmaninov's 18th variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Vocalise and Prayer from Piano Concerto No.2 -- each of which has the power to inspire refection on sacred Russian texts.

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