The Sixteen Concert - June 2014
The Voice of the Turtle Dove
For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers
revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning
programme of music by English composers John Sheppard,
Richard Davy and William Mundy.
John Sheppard (c.1515 - 1558) Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria
William Mundy (c.1529 - 1591) Adolescentulus sum ego
Richard Davy (c.1465 - 1507) O Domine caeli terraeque
Sheppard Libera nos I and II
Sheppard In manus tuas I
Davy Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
Sheppard In manus tuas III
Mundy Vox patris caelestis
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Tickets: £10 - £26
Rochester Cathedral - Thursday 12 June 2014 at 7.30pm
Doors open at 6.30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7.00pm
Moment to Moment an exhibition by Randy KleinAugust 3rd saw the exhibition launch of American born scultor Randy Klein's work Moment to Moment. This is a collection of more than 100 small sculptures which together make up a single narrative like a series of stills from a film clip. Each piece is an intimate, stand-alone moment in a life. However, it is when viewed as a whole that the full impact of this enormous artwork is revealed.
Klein’s work has long been about ways in which art can indicate a higher need within us, one which transcends the fleeting world of 'things'. By placing Moment to Moment within the physical and spiritual context of a cathedral, visitors are viewing it in an environment that is conducive to contemplating life’s big questions. The cathedral setting invites visitors to make personal interpretations and also engage with the work’s central theme - an Everyman’s journey from the quotidian to the eternal. A tale of transcendence.
“You often hear it said that 'museums of art are our new churches' but in practice art museums often abdicate much of their potential. Hence the all-too-frequent question with which we leave the modern museum of art: what did that mean? Visual art in my view should be more than beauty for its own sake. In spite of its physical form, it should transcend this physicality and enrich the soul.” Randy Klein
BBC South East Today recently filmed a piece on the exhibition which was broadcast on 8th August 2013.
The exhibition runs from 3rd to 26th August and is open daily 9am to 5pm. Free entry.
For more information on the artist, please visit www.facebook.com/randykleinart
We must not let this place fall silent.
Music is our single largest expense but we cannot sustain or develop it further if we don't take action now. It costs £220,000 each year to ensure the continuity of Rochester's choral tradition, so we have established a Music Endowment to ensure that music will continue to ring out from within these walls far into the future.