Friday, June 19, 2015
Ely Cathedral (map)
Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
Ely Sinfonia presents;
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”
Music from 1680 to 2006, covering baroque, classical, contemporary, rock, pop and blues!
Featuring special guest Jenny Bingham (soprano)
with Rowan Marshall (keyboard) and Mark Fawcett (electric guitar)
Taking as its starting point the well-known rhyme from English folklore, this unusual and entertaining programme features music from Purcell, Haydn, Vaughan-Williams and Charles Ives, juxtaposed with tunes made popular by the likes of Nina Simone, Regina Spector, Weather Report and Evanescence. Ely Sinfonia and conductor Steve Bingham are joined by Steve’s daughter Jenny on vocals, with local music theatre director, musician and composer Rowan Marshall, who has done new arrangements of some of the songs especially for this concert.
Steve writes; “I wanted to put together a programme which broke a few rules by mixing a wide range of musical styles, and which also contained some theatrical elements designed to use the space available in Ely Cathedral. Prepare to be entertained and surprised!”
Haydn...Symphony no.45 in F sharp, "Farewell"
Ives.....The Unanswered Question
Regina Spektor, arr. R Marshall.....Apres Moi
Vaughan Williams...English Folk Song Suite
Newley and Bricusse.....Feeling Good