Anton Bruckner Choir's forthcoming concert celebrates two of the giants of twentieth century choral music: Herbert Howells (1895-1983) and Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). The programme features Howells' searing motet Take him, Earth, for Cherishing, composed in 1964 in memory of President John F Kennedy, and the deeply moving Requiem of 1932, written in the aftermath of the death of the composer's son, Michael. The Britten works include Hymn to St Cecilia, a luminously playful response to the enigmatic Auden poem dedicated to the composer, and the cantata Rejoice in the Lamb - a fifteen minute masterpiece that encapsulates all the greatest things in Britten's music: idiomatic and imaginative word setting drawn from a love of Purcell, driving rhythms, deceptively simple melodies and a deeply compassionate response to human suffering - in this case the torments of the 'mad' 18th century poet Christopher Smart. The stunning St Clement Danes in the Strand will provide ideally transparent acoustics for these magnificent works.
|Adult Ticket:||From £15.00 (€17.05) per ticket|
|Concession Ticket:||From £12.00 (€13.64) per ticket|
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