Between Darkness and Light – upcoming Southern Voices concert

Richard Anning's Blog

2013-11picThe next Southern Voices concert in November features some fantastic but little known music from the Baltic and Scandinavia. The concert is on Saturday 9 November at 7:30 in Winchester Cathedral Quire.

Times and seasons pass; landscapes change and diversify around us. Many Scandinavian and Baltic composers have been affected by both nature and the landscapes which surround them, and have responded in kind in their music.

These compositions – together with other pieces of choral music from Hungary, the UK and the USA – form the programme for our concert on Saturday 9th November in Winchester Cathedral Quire.

From the rising of the sun in Latvian composer Peteris Vasks’ ‘Mate saule’ (written in 1977) to the final ‘Plainscapes’ – also written by Vasks in 2002 and which he himself describes as’ nature’s awakening’ – our programme seeks to explore the soundscapes of the 20th and 21st centuries through which composers…

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