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Aldeburgh Music

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Sunday 24 November 2013, 3.30pm

BBC Singers

BBC Singers

Iain Farrington organ

David Hill conductor

Britten Hymn to St Cecilia; Choral Dances from Gloriana; Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria; A Shepherd’s Carol; Rejoice in the Lamb Bridge Music when soft voices die Purcell Jehova quam multi sunt hostes; I was Glad Ireland Ex ore innocentum

With his birthday falling on St Cecilia’s Day, Britten had long been interested in writing a piece in praise of the patron saint of music. In 1941–2, in his last full collaboration with WH Auden, he created one of his most joyful, uplifting choral works. The BBC Singers, who premiered several of the works on the programme, also perform Britten’s choral cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, the miniature A Shepherd’s Carol, and music by his teachers and one of his musical heroes, Purcell.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Southwold Church

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This performance is part of our Autumn-Winter 2013 season.

Priority Booking dates are as follows:

Annual Donors Friday 17 May until Monday 3 June

Friends Booking Tuesday 4 June

Advance Booking List (including e-ABL) Wednesday 19 June

General Booking Tuesday 2 July

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