Peripatetic choral performance by Sine Nomine
7.30pm on 16 May 2017
Along Broadfields Road in St Loyes, the roads are named after English composers and it’s always summer. A goodly number came and joined Sine Nomine in serenading the neighbourhood with the music of each composer on their eponymous street corner.
We did something similar before during the 2013 Unexpected Exeter festival, as A Suburban Serenade (2013), starting at Elgar Close and ending at Britten Drive. This time we started in Britten Drive EX2 5RY then move to Coates Road, Grainger Close, Stanford Road, Sullivan Road, Walton Road, Delius Crescent, Purcell Close, finishing at Elgar Close with a rousing chorus.
English Country Garden!
Land of Hope and Glory!
Here’s a playlist of various recordings of the programme items… Note that our versions of “Sleepy Lagoon” and “Country Gardens” were choral only settings using the lyrics written later, “Rejoice in the Lord” and “Land of Hope and Glory” were choral only, and “Dambusters” was arranged by one of the choir using the lyrics written later.