Britten Singers

October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2013, November 2013

Along with many musicians all over the world Tideswell Singers are celebrating the centenary of one of the greatest English composers, Benjamin Britten.

On Saturday 23 November we are delighted to join forces with The Hallam Choral Society, conducted by Peter Taylor, and accompanied by The Hallam Sinfonia in the northern premiere of “The World of the Spirit” which was written when Benjamin Britten was only 24.

Described at the time as technically brilliant, it was commissioned by the BBC in 1938, and because Britten’s output was so prolific, the cantata apparently disappeared during and after the war years, not being performed or broadcast again until it was revived by Radio 3 in 1995.

As Benjamin Britten was born on St Cecilia’s Day, 22 November 1913, we think highly appropriate to perform Gounod’s glorious and richly tuneful St Cecilia Mass as a closing piece.

Please join us at 7:30pm on Saturday 23 November at Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield, for this memorable occasion. Tickets (£12, £10 concessions, £5 students, accompanied under 16 free) are available from Tideswell Stores and Litton Shop.

Tideswell Singers is a mixed voice choir which enjoys performing a wide ranging repertoire and welcomes new members. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays in Litton Village Hall at 19.30. For more information please visit tideswellsingers.org.uk or call Carol Bowns 01298 213577

 

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