Summer's Sweet Music at Swaffham Prior
Serenata Female Voices present ‘Summer’s Sweet Music’. An afternoon concert of summer songs
Summer’s Sweet Music is a celebration of the arrival of summer through music – with a selection of music from Weelkes, Gibbons, Mendelssohn, Stanford, German, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Gjeilo. There will be Elizabethan madrigals, Romantic part-songs along with folk songs and contemporary pieces thrown into the mix.
Serenata are a chamber choir of experienced singers from across the East of England, many of whom previously sang together in the highly regarded Coro Stellante.
Serenata performs a wide repertoire of music drawn from the 12th century up to the present day, arranged for three or four female voice parts. The choir is directed by Dr Kate Wishart. Kate started her professional life as an orchestral timpanist and developed her interest in working with voices whilst working with a number of opera companies. She is in great demand as a conductor of a number of singers, ensembles and Peterborough Opera.
Serenata’s debut performance was December 2018 at King’s College, Cambridge for Maggie’s Cancer Centre, raising over £2000 for the charity.