Immanuel's Ground concert - Croome d'Abitot
Georgian Music from England and New England performed by Warwick's West Gallery Quire: Immanuel's Ground
A late afternoon fundraising concert performed by Immanuel's Ground at the beautiful St Mary Magdalene set in the stunning Capabilty Brown landscape.
Immanuel's Ground is a Quire based in Warwick. Here is what they say about what they do:
"As a costumed quire, we sing music from the West Gallery period, ie roughly between 1725 and 1850, this including not only the sacred music sung in rural parish churches, so well recorded by Thomas Hardy in "Under the Greenwood Tree", but also secular part-songs, glees and catches, and the popular music of the period, with especial emphasis on local composers and musicians. This is accompanied by a small number of instruments such as would have been found in any village band of that time.
The other part of our repertoire comes from a parallel and living singing tradition in America, and especially New England, that of shapenote music, with its exciting and sometimes unexpected harmonies, kept alive since the time of the earliest settlers. We also include some of the new compositions still being written today"
Tickets are £5 (£3 for children of Primary School age and under) and donations are very welcome. The Quire will also also be singing earlier in the afternoon, for which 'quiet' donations for CCT will be requested.
If you would like to pre buy your tickets please send in a stamped addressed envelope with your name, address, telephone number and a cheque made payable to: 'The Churches Conservation Trust'
FAO Blair Chadwick
The Churches Conservation Trust
St Thomas the Martyr
If you do not wish to pay by cheque or have any questions about this event please contact me on my details below: