Aurora Orchestra: Earth Song

New Moves 2013

16 November 2013 / 19:30
LSO St Luke’s

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Tears For Fears arr. Gary Jules, Michael Andrews & Iain Farrington Mad World
Britten arr. Imogen Hols Rejoice in the Lamb
Mahler arr. Iain Farrington Das Lied von der Erde

Nicholas Collon conductor
Andrew Staples tenor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (Dir: Graham Ross)
Aurora Orchestra

For I will consider Aurora Orchestra’s ‘Earth Song’.
For it pertains to the manifold colours of life.
For it wreathes with elegant quickness among dreams, fears, beauty and darkness.

For it features the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and singer/director Andrew Staples.
For together they will semi-stage Britten’s jubilant Rejoice in the Lamb.
For it sings praise for all living things, from the mouse to the lion to the flowers to the cat Jeoffry.
For its poetry was written by Christopher Smart in 1759 while confined to an asylum.

For there too will be heard Das Lied von der Erde.
For Mahler’s great work is a hymn to earth, wine, spring, the leaves and mortality.
For its poetry is drawn from the Tang Dynasty of the eighth century.
For 浩歌待明月
(For ‘wildly singing I waited for the moon to rise’.)
For by listening to all these I have found out electricity.
For Aurora can tread to all the measures upon the musick.
For it can play for its life.
For it can sing.

After Christopher Smart

Promoted by Aurora Orchestra in association with LSO Productions Ltd with support from Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.


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