So Good A thing

June 10, 2016 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


So Good a Thing (from William Byrd’s dictum: Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing!) presented by Wayfarers directed by Judith Clingan AM

One hour of choral music, mostly unaccompanied, from mediaeval, Renaissance, baroque and twentieth / twenty-first centuries. Contemporary pieces by living Australian composers Judith Clingan (director of Wayfarers), Stephen Leek, Gawain Davey, Elaine Barnes, Steven Taberner; by American living composer Jeffrey Bernstein, by Taiwanese living composer Li-Wei Chao, and by 20th century German composer Hugo Distler. The 28 singers are mostly from Steiner / Waldorf school communities around the world: students, teachers and parents who love singing. Judith Clingan, an Australian composer, performer and educator has been touring the world with Wayfarers groups since she founded Wayfarers in 1997. Their choral repertoire ranges across all the nine centuries of the Western choral tradition; some pieces are accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble (many Wayfarers are also instrumentalists). This year the group consists of twelve Taiwanese, fourteen Australians, one Italian and one Australian/Scottish. The age range of the full performers is 12 to adult.

Tickets £10/£8/£5 https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/so-good-a-thing