Kodaly, Elgar, and Schubert November 23, 2019

  • Date: November 23, 2019
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: 930 Trunk Rd, Duncan
  • Venue: Christian Reformed Church
  • Kodaly – “Psalmus Hungaricus” -Orchestra and Choir  with Tenor soloist Ted Rhodes
  • Schubert.  – The “Unfinished” Symphony #8
  • Elgar –  “Nimrod” from The Enigma Variations

Sir Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, is a very beautiful movement that we will be performing in remembrance of four Consort members who have  recently passed away, a dedication to them:

Ruth Baumann, Clarinet.  Sandy Sudmant, Trumpet.
Scott McIvor, Tenor Chorister.    Peter Yelland, Tenor Chorister & Soloist.
Cowichan Consort Orchestra and Choir present an evening of music by Schubert, Elgar, and Kodaly, Nov 23rd Saturday , Christian Reformed Church 930 Trunk Road , Duncan, at 7:30 pm. To begin the evening the Nimrod Variation from Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations with its so deeply powerful emotions often played at memorials, will be performed in memory of four musicians from the Consort who recently passed away. This beautiful and moving music is dedicated to Ruth Baumann, Sandy Sudmant, Scott McIvor, and Peter Yelland. Cobble Hill’s Canadian Composer Yvonne Gillespie has arranged the Elgar for choir and orchestra especially for this evening’s performance.
The 8th Symphony of Franz Schubert called his ‘Unfinished’ Symphony will follow. Schubert only completed two movements of this great masterpiece.  Familiar to many, it is never tiring to hear and remains a favourite amongst the orchestra members including our Conductor.  Rounding out the program is the Psalmus Hungaricus by Zoltan Kodaly. Performed by the Choir and Orchestra with well known local singer Ted Rhodes singing the tenor solo, it is a  unique work with melodic moments soaring, churning angst and brassy, percussive sounds. This music is also passionate with Kodaly using his traditional folk songs and rhythms of Hungary. Instrumental music students studying percussion and brass/wind instruments will be keen to hear this work.
Don’t miss it. Robert Mari conducts. Tickets available at Volume One Bookstore on Kenneth St , from members, and at the door. Adults $20 and students 18 & under $10.