A Capella Concert by Apollo5
Festival Details - "A Capella Concert by Apollo5"...
Start: Friday, September 29, 2023 7:30PM
End: Friday, September 29, 2023 8:45PM
On Friday 29th September, the a cappella ensemble Apollo5 performs in the Norman church of St Mary the Virgin in Wissington. Taking its name from the ancient Greek god of music, the group is acclaimed for its ability to produce a captivating and vibrant sound utilising only five voices.
William Byrd – Vigilate
William Byrd – Agnus Dei from Mass for Five Voices
Ola Gjeilo – Northern Lights
trad. American – We Shall Walk Through The Valley (arr. Undine Smith Moore)
Cipriano de Rore – Hor che l'aria e la terra
Philippe Verdelot – Donna, se fera stella
Paul Smith for Apollo5 – A Soul
Francis Pott for Apollo5 – Music
trad. Scottish – Black is the Colour (arr. Blake Morgan for Apollo5)
Gerald Finzi – Haste on, My Joys!
trad. Irish – The Last Rose of Summer (arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5)
George & Ira Gershwin – Summertime (arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5)
Sarah McLachlan – Angel (arr. Penny Appleyard for Apollo5)
Elton John – Your Song (arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5)
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart – With A Song In My Heart (arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5)
Apollo5 presents an eclectic programme that spans across centuries and genres. From 16th-century compositions by William Byrd and Cipriano de Rore to original works by Paul Smith and Francis Pott, from pieces by George Gershwin to contemporary songs of Sarah McLachlan and Elton John, their performance seamlessly traverses diverse musical landscapes.
With their impeccable vocal skills and remarkable adaptability, Apollo5 breathes new life into each piece, capturing the essence of each composition. Their ability to navigate through such a varied repertoire demonstrates their mastery of both classical and contemporary music, leaving the audience mesmerised by the seamless fusion of old and new.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Photo credit: Andy Staples
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