Early Music Concerts 2011-2012

Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (US) Tudor Choir 2011 Concert Season and Season Concert opener: Simple Gifts (22 oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 10, 2011

Season opens October 22 with SIMPLE GIFTS

“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,

Our season is about to begin with SIMPLE GIFTS, a narrated concert of Shaker tunes and Anglo-Americana, on Friday, October 22. Please join us! All details are below, including single ticket and subscription options. Our SIMPLE GIFTS CD has been re-printed and copies will be on sale at the performance at the discounted price of $15!
Also, single tickets are on sale for the Tallis Scholars' March 23 concert at Blessed Sacrament Church. Don't miss this rare performance of one of the world's finest a cappella ensembles. Order early for best seat selection.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 22!

Doug Fullington, Director”

Shaker tunes & Anglo-Americana
Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Church
5041 9th Ave. NE Seattle 98105

Conceived as a sequel to the Tudor Choir's popular GENTLE WORDS album of Shaker tunes, the SIMPLE GIFTS program of Shaker songs, folk tunes, and settings of serene transcendentalist and devotional texts offers more of the peaceful and meditative side of early American aesthetics, including a love of nature, individuality and community combined with a deep spirituality. SIMPLE GIFTS is a narrated performance without intermission.

Attend our SIMPLE GIFTS performance and purchase a copy of our SIMPLE GIFTS CD at the discounted price of $15!

SHAKER: 'Tis the gift to be simple
SHAKER: All at home
SHAKER, arr. SIEGFRIED: Star of purity
SHAKER, arr. SIEGFRIED: Simple gifts
INGALLS: Jesus Christ the apple tree
BILLINGS: Is any afflicted?
POSTON: Jesus Christ the apple tree
THOMSON: My shepherd will supply my need
COPLAND: Simple gifts
SIEGFRIED: At the water's edge
  1. Top of the hill
  2. Boat song
  3. In restless waves
  4. The eagle trees
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: He that is down need fear no fall
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: O taste and see
FULLINGTON: One thing have I desired
CHILCOTT: Simple gifts

Visit the Tudor Choir website for more information.