The end of the 19th century saw the finest flowering of the Romantic spirit in Art. Musicians and poets alike were inspired by the visible landscape of Europe and the inner landscape of the soul, creating some of the most gorgeous choral music in the entire repertoire.
Somerset Chamber Choir is pleased to be presenting a selection of works by Brahms, Strauss and Elgar, spanning just 27 years in the composition, but covering a wealth of human experience. Poetry by Alfred Tennyson, lice Elgar, Joseph von Eichendorff, Friedrich Rückert and others is set to music expressing love and loss, sorrow and ecstasy, by three of the greatest Romantic composers, each of whom is also represented by sublime songs for mezzo-soprano and piano. Featuring several rarely-performed gems alongside some well-loved classics, this will be an uplifting and inspiring concert.
Richard Strauss – Sieben Lieder
Trüb blinken nur die Sterne
Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram
Wie Meloien zieht es mir
My love dwelt in a northern land
There is sweet music
A Child asleep
From the Bavarian Highlands
On the Alm
King's College Chapel, South Street, Taunton TA1 3LA