Autumn Concert ~ 2013
 
Vaughan Williams ~ Five Mystical Songs

The Five Mystical Songs were written between 1906 and 1911. 

The work sets four poems by George Herbert, from his 1633 collection The Temple: Sacred Poems. While Herbert was a priest, Vaughan Williams himself was an agnostic, though this did not prevent his setting of verse of an overtly religious inspiration. The work received its first performance on 14 September 1911, at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester, with Vaughan Williams conducting. 

Read about Vaughan Williams.
Programme notes courtesy of Wikipedia.
This will be the choir's 2nd. performance. DCU last sang this work on 23rd. April, 2005 (139th season).
Vaughan Williams