Chichester Singers: Haydn, Bernstein & Jonathan Willcocks

The Chichester Singers perform works by Haydn, Bernstein and Jonathan Willcocks

Haydn – Te Deum
Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Finzi – Dies Natalis
Jonathan Willcocks – A Great and Glorious Victory

The classical elegance of Haydn – Te Deum is contrasted by the evocative colour of Bernstein – Chichester Psalms (which was originally commissioned for performance in Chichester Cathedral) and the expressive beauty of Finzi’s elegy for solo tenor and strings Dies Natalis. Remaining close to home, the second half of the programme features Jonathan Willcocks – A Great and Glorious Victory which dramatically chronicles the events of the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar with an overriding message of the triumph of humanity over the horrors of warfare.