Sumer is icumen in

Past Concert

Event details

  • St Laurence's Church, Reading
  • June 21, 2014
  • Saturday, 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM

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Sumer is icumen in

St Laurence's Church, Friar St, Reading, RG1 1DA

Saturday, 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
June 21, 2014


The second in our set of two concerts on the theme of Flora and Fauna, this concert will feature Reading’s most famous piece of music, Sumer is icumen in, the earliest transcription of music ever found, which was discovered at Reading Abbey. We will also be performing Horowitz’s ever-popular Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo, a selection of folk songs with themes from nature, a medley from Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical Cats! and much more.

Programme (PDF)

  • Sumer is icumen in – Anon
  • Four “Fauna” folk songs:
    • She’s like the swallow – arr. Calver
    • Black sheep – arr. Rutter
    • The turtle dove – arr. Vaughan Williams
    • Sourwood mountain – arr. Rutter
  • Three “Flora” folk songs:
    • My love is like a red red rose – arr. Rathbone
    • Scarborough Fair – arr. Tyler
    • Strawberry Fair – arr. James
  • Medley from CATS – Lloyd Webber
  • Kiss from a rose – Seal arr. Monette
  • A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Maschwitz/Sherwin/Strachey
  • Let’s do it Porter – arr. Blackwell
  • Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo – Flanders/Horovitz