Scattered Rhymes Choral Tour

Scattered Rhymes Choral Tour
Part of an original painting by Kirsty Matheson, inspired by Tarik O'Regan's Scattered Rhymes

This spring the Dunedin Consort will tour Scattered Rhymes by Tarik O'Regan alongside repertoire sure to delight. The Songs of Songs plunges us into a lush world of ripe fruits, deep waters, scorching heats, and cooling shades...

The intense imagery - the Hebrew Bible’s richest and most succulent - drives poetry that is both straightforwardly erotic and tantalisingly allegorical in its exploration of love both human and divine. This heady combination invites a huge range of approaches, from Biana Maria Furgeri’s flowing Ego flos campi for upper voices to Tomás Luis de Victoria’s epic, six-part Vadam et circumibo civitatem. In Scattered Rhymes, Tarik O’Regan sets Petrarch’s own questioning of the boundaries of carnal and spiritual desire, a text further enjoyed by Gavin Bryars’ A la dolce ombra.

Scattered Rhymes   a fifteen-minute work for SATB choir with vocal soloists   was originally commisioned by Spitalfields Festival and premiered by The Orlando Consort and the Joyful Company of Singers conducted by Peter Broadbent in 2006. 

Tour Dates
Thursday 9 May 2024, 7.30pm
St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Friday 10 May 2024, 7.30pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Saturday 11 May 2024, 7.30pm
Glasgow University Chapel, Glasgow

Sunday 12 May 2024, 7.30pm
Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews

Wednesday 15 May 2024, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall, London

James MacMillan Behold, you are beautiful, my love
Gavin Bryars A la dolce ombra
Bianca Maria Furgeri Ego flos campi
Stephanie Martin Rise up, My Love
Tarik O'Regan Scattered Rhymes
Raffaella Aleotti Surge propera
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Duo ubera tua
Adrian Willaert Lasso ch’i ardo
Jacob Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Surge amica mea
Guillaume Bouzignac Vulnerasti cor meum
Caroline Shaw New Commission
Tomás Luis de Victoria Vadam et circumibo civitatem

Dunedin Consort
Nicholas Mulroy director

Book Tickets

'Tarik O'Regan: Scattered Rhymes' by Kirsty Matheson 


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