ST GEORGE’S BLOOMBSURY
FRI 26 APRIL 2013, 7.30PM
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Friday 26 April 2013, 7.30pm
St George’s Bloomsbury
Join Musarc for a spring concert at one of London’s greatest acoustic spaces and most beautiful churches. Music by Alfred Schnittke, Guillaume Dufay, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten and Johannes Brahms in conventional and unusual arrangements.
Screening of a new performance work for the choir by Yiannis Katsaris.
Simon Haynes, piano, will accompany the choir and perform selected pieces from Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux.
Conductor: Cathy Heller-Jones
Tickets £10.00/7.00 concessions
- The discovery of the sea is a precious experience that bears thought. Seeing the oceanic horizon is indeed anything but a secondary experience; it is in fact an event in consciousness of underestimated consequences.
I have forgotten none of the sequences of this finding in the course of a summer when recovering peace and access to the beach were one and the same event. With the barriers removed, you were henceforth free to explore the liquid continent; the occupants had returned to their native hinterland, leaving behind, along with the work site, their tools and arms. The waterfront villas were empty, everything within the casemates’ firing range had been blown up, the beaches were mined, and the artificers were busy here and there rendering access to the sea.
The clearest feeling was still one of absence; the immense beach of La Baule was deserted, there were less than a dozen of us on the loop of blond sand, not a vehicle was to be seen on the streets; this had been a frontier that an army had just abandoned, and the meaning of this oceanic immensity was intertwined with this aspect of the deserted battlefield.