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Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Music

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Saturday 23 November 2013, 2.30pm

Britten Centenary Weekend: Aldeburgh Music Club

Aldeburgh Music Club Choir
Prometheus Brass Ensemble
Edmond Fivet conductor

Britten Fanfare for St Edmundsbury; Te Deum in C: Advance Democracy; Pacifist March; Russian Funeral
Joanna Lee Merman
Joseph Phibbs Choral Songs of Homage
Britten There is no Rose; The Evening Primrose; Philip’s Breeches
Purcell Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Britten Jubilate Deo
arr Britten / John Jermy National Anthem

Founded in 1952 by Britten (who hosted the first meeting at his house) Aldeburgh Music Club has developed into one of East Anglia’s leading amateur choirs. The concert includes rare and familiar Britten, from rousing pacifist and socialist anthems and a capella partsongs, to liturgical music performed in a church that has so often resounded to his music. Also included are two commissions jointly honouring their 60th birthday and their founder’s centenary. Humphrey Burton introduces the concert and the music will be complemented by words from those who knew Britten. It closes with Britten’s arrangement of the National Anthem. A fitting centenary tribute by members of the local community where Britten did so much to encourage music-making.

Presented by Aldeburgh Music Club

Orford 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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