The title of the 2024 programme is “Expanding Horizons”
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956): My Spirit Sang All Day
Edward Elgar (1857-1934): My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
Frank Bridge (1879-1941): Music, When Soft Voices Die
Cecilia McDowell (b.1951): Now We Are Singen
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Jubilate Deo
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen? Op.74 no. 1
Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901): Abendlied
David Hamilton (b.1955): Lux Aeterna
John Rimmer (b.1939): Eternal Light
Anna Griffiths (b.1981): Naseby
Stephen Paulus (1949-2014): Pilgrim’s Hymn
Randall Thompson (1899-1984): Alleluia
William Matthias (1934-1992): Let the People Praise Thee, O God
Tecwyn Evans has written:
I am delighted to have the opportunity to present this repertoire at the Teapot Valley Choral Camp. The programme is something of a biopic of works that I have sung in my time in the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir in Dunedin and the NZ National Youth Choir, and then conducted in NZ, the US and the UK.
I’m especially pleased we will present a new Lux Aeterna from John Rimmer, alongside the masterpiece of the same text by David Hamilton.
Central in the programme is Brahm’s iconic Warum ist das Licht gegeben which is one of my most favourite choral works.
It will be a fun and challenging week, and an enormous pleasure to leave my desk running an orchestra to return home, to where my love for choral singing began, to meet new faces and be reunited with old friends while making great music together.