We are delighted that the Vivace Chorus has invited international violinist Tasmin Little to perform at GLive. Tasmin has an unbridled passion for music and music education and this is a great opportunity to see one of the UK’s best-known musicians in action.
Tasmin will be the star of the first half of this concert, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - a work which suits her wonderful technical skill and musical interpretation. Alongside this work, you’ll hear the well-known Hebrides Overture – perhaps better known as Fingal’s Cave – and Mendelsshon’s choral piece Hear My Prayer, which contains the much loved O for the wings of a dove.
The second half of this concert expands on the theme of the sea. Delius’ Sea Drift is a beautiful piece for choir, set to the words of American poet Walt Whitman. An emotional journey, it tells the story of a boy who watches a pair of mocking birds as they nest. One day, the female bird flies away and never returns, and her mate, who cannot leave the nest in case she returns, pines for her and calls a sad song to the world around him.
Contrast this with the final work of the evening: A selection of sea songs for baritone and choir that revive traditional British music, this piece is full of wonderful tunes, exciting moments and brings the concert to a rousing close!