Musical Visitors

Saturday 21 April 2018 at 7.30pm, St John the Baptist Church, Ipswich

Conducted by Emeritus Professor Chris Green OBE

Soloists: Julie Roberts (soprano)

Paul Bloomfield (tenor)

Tim Gillott (baritone)

Sponsored by The Friends of Trianon Music Group

The Irish-born composer, conductor and teacher Charles Villiers Stanford became Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge and during his tenure was host to many celebrated musicians including Dvorak. Dvorak stayed with Stanford in Cambridge where his Symphony No 8 was premiered. Gounod, like Stanford and Dvorak, also sought domicile in a foreign country- in this case England, but before that he had written one of his most popular religious works dedicated to the Patron Saint of Music.

 

C.V. Stanford Three Motets
  Justorum animae
  Beati quorum via
  Coelos ascendit hodie
Anton Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
Charles Gounod Messe solennelle de Saint Cécile (St Cecilia Mass)