St James Singers – Atlantic Bridge Concert

On 23 March at 7:30pm, the St. James Singers present Atlantic Bridge, a programme of songs and poetry from two continents in St Mary’s Church.

Based in East Hanney, St James Singers is a ten-part male a cappella vocal ensemble with an eclectic repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning twelve centuries. Now in its nineteenth season, St James Singers continues its acclaimed series of themed shows, presenting tonight its latest creation, “Atlantic Bridge”.

In this programme we celebrate distinctive American and British choral music and poetry that demonstrate the power of words and music. The wordsmiths are represented by John Betjeman, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, Roger McGough, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dylan Thomas and Walt Whitman.

The programme will also feature music by John Dowland to mark his 450th birthday and a delightful original setting of Betjeman’s poem “A Shropshire Lad” by SJS’s own Malcolm Pearce.

Tickets £8 adult, £6 over-5 or under 16, including interval wine, from 01491-652295 or from R.G. Park Family Butchers after 1st March.

A Cholsey 1000+ event.