Sunday 24 November 2013, 3.30pm
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
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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