Chief-conductor Peter Dijkstra has compiled a masterly programme with a timeless theme: the wandering soul, drifting between heaven and earth. Do we listen to God’s command, or do we give in to earthly temptations? Benjamin Britten must have struggled with this question. It can be heard in one of his most beautiful choral works, ‘Sacred and Profane’, written to medieval texts. The lure of the temporary sounds comical but heartbreaking in Berio’s ‘Cries of London’, about street vendors in the 16th century. The works of Lars Johan Werle complete the programme.  A ‘classic’ choral programme with a timeless touch.

Sacred and Profane
Britten:
Hymn to St. Cecilia
Jackson: Ave Regina Coelorum
Berio: Cries of London
Lars Johan Werle: Orpheus
Lars Johan Werle: Canzona 126 di Francesco Petrarca
Britten: Sacred and Profane

DIRECTOR: Peter Dijkstra