Ben Parry conductor
Eo Nomine soloists
Walton Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (‘Chichester Service’) 6′
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb 16′
Finzi Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice 14′
Bernstein Chichester Psalms 22′
(ends approx. 5.30pm)
‘Bless God in the dance, dance, dance!’ Rejoice in the Lamb is like nothing else in all choral music: a deliriously playful prayer, offered up by a visionary poet in music of irresistible originality and wit. And if Bernstein’s exultant psalms and music by Walton and Finzi that precedes it all share a similar spirit, that is because they were all commissioned by the same inspirational clergyman, the Revd. Walter Hussey. Poetry by Auden – another Hussey commission – frames a vibrant choral showcase for Snape Maltings’ choir.