Highgate Choral Society concert

Ronald Corp conducting the Highgate Choral Society.

Ronald Corp conducting the Highgate Choral Society. - Credit: Archant

There’s a Spanish flavour to the latest concert this Saturday when counter tenor Magid El-Bushra performs with the choir.

Majid El Bushra

Majid El Bushra - Credit: Archant

There's a distinctly Spanish flavour to the latest Highgate Choral Society concert this Saturday when counter tenor Magid El-Bushra performs with the group.

The choir have just returned from an Andalusian excursion to Seville and Cordoba, and will be singing both Elgar's Sea Pictures and Missa Andalucia; a new work composed by their conductor Ronald Corp OBE.

This new HCS commission, which borrows themes from works by 16th century composers Morales, Cuerrero and Lobo - all born in Seville - was first heard in Cordoba's Cathedral Mosque followed by two churches in Seville earlier this month.

The Spanish theme continues with two outstanding sacred motets for choir and organ - O Vos Omnes by the 20th century Spanish cellist and composer Pablo Casals, and Ecce Sacerdos by the 16th century Spanish composer Victoria.


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Born in Khartoum, El-Bushra will sing a range of work at St Michael's Church in Highgate including Spanish lute songs and pieces by Granada and Falla.

Elgar's sea pictures is a song cycle that sets five poems about the sea to music, including one by the composer's wife Alice.

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The concert conducted by Ronald Corp starts at 7pm.

For further details go to hcschoir.com

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