Newbury’s Cecilia welcomes springtime with song

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Newbury Today

By (Trish Lee) On Saturday (March 4), The Cecilia Consort will celebrate the arrival of spring with a concert at St John’s Church, entitled Canticles of Creation. This ever-popular Newbury based choir will perform selections from Parry’s beautiful Songs of Farewell, Rutter’s uplifting suite The Gift of Life and a contemporary work by the Portsmouth based composer Ian Schofield. His Te Deum is dramatic and exciting, based on the Latin Te Deum but with some interludes in English. Originally intended to be sung by a children’s choir, the Cecilian sopranos will be in th…

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