Gaudeamus Igitur Premiere

Granta Chorale will give the first performance of Janet’s new setting of Gaudeamus Igitur at their concert Music for Double Choirs in Saffron Hall on Saturday 10th May.

The poem by award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland is a joyful celebration of the natural world. Janet’s ,double choir setting uses the Latin title as a refrain and a repeating accompaniment figure, often in the second choir, while the colourful descriptive language of the poem is declaimed mostly by the first choir.

Janet is no stranger to working with Kevin’s words, having composed in 2004 a setting of his Sea Tongue, the story of the drowned village of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast.

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