American Connections

American Connections Poster
Date: 4 Jul 2009 - 19:30
End Date: 4 Jul 2009 - 21:45
Music Community:
  • Cambridge Chorale
Event details:

Cambridge Chorale (adult category finalists in BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year 2008) return to the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden, with a superb programme of American-themed choral works.

Leonard Bernstein’s intriguing transatlantic commission, Chichester Psalms, performed here in its chamber version of organ, harp and percussion, is set alongside Michael Tippett’s moving arrangements of African-American spirituals taken from his oratorio, A Child of Our Time. Further choral masterpieces featured include Samuel Barber’s exquisite Agnus Dei, and Water Night from the USA’s hottest contemporary composer, Eric Whitacre. Finally, five of the best-loved American folk songs – including Yankee Doodle and Shenandoah – are given an imaginative makeover, courtesy of English arranger Daryl Runswick.

Tickets are available from Cambridge Corn Exchange box office in person or on 01223 357851 and on the door. Groups of 5 or more contact for discounted bookings.

For more information about Cambridge Chorale and our conductor Julian Wilkins please visit our website

Ticket info Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) in advance, £13 (£11) on the door
Event location show map
Posted by


Moving Tone endeavours to promote and publicise live music in rural and urban Cambridgeshire. We wish to reflect the landscape of live music locally in Cambridgeshire at as little direct cost as possible to lovers and organisers of good music. To assist us in this, we ask for a donation to help us maintain our service.

You can donate by using a credit/debit card through paypal by clicking the button below, or send a cheque to us made payable to Moving Tone, 6A Green End, Comberton, Cambs CB23 7DY (please mark the back of the cheque: DONATION). Thank you.