The Renaissance Choir sings Poulenc’s “Gloria”

The zesty Gloria by Poulenc, accompanied by Karen Kingsley, is surely one of the best-loved twentieth century choral works. It is contrasted with local composer Ian Schofield’s Stream of Life , freeing stress with the words of the Indian guru Rabindranath Tagore. The choir commissioned this piece for its 40th anniversary in July 2016.

The programme also contains William Byrd’s Ne Irascaris, Gitanjali Chants by Craig Hilla Johnson and John Cage’s 4/2, a Zen-inspired work of inner peace.

The programme of restful delights comes from the award-winning Renaissance Choir, regarded by many as the amateur choir’s version of The Sixteen. Much of the singing is unaccompanied, interspersed with piano pieces by the renowned Karen Kingsley, and the concert features the gorgeous cathedral-like acoustic of Southsea’s Church of the Holy Spirit.

Event date: 
Saturday, 13 July 2024 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Ticket Prices: 
£15 for adults, £2 for students and under 25s
Church of the Holy Spirit PO4 0DY Southsea
United Kingdom