2013 Tach 22 St Paul's Knightsbridge, London

BBC Singers 2013-14 Season Britten Centenary Britten Centenary

Britten Centenary

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Dydd Gwener 22 Tach 2013 St Paul's Knightsbridge, London

  • Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
  • Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30
  • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
  • Music When Soft Voices Die
  • Henry Purcell 1659–1695
  • Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z 135
  • I was glad when they said unto me, Z 19
  • Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
  • Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria
  • A Shepherd's Carol
  • Hymn to St Cecilia, Op 27

Britten Centenary

Join the BBC Singers in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul's Knightsbridge for a glorious, short concert in celebration of Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday.

With his birthday falling on St Cecilia's Day (22 November), Britten had long been interested in writing a piece in praise of the patron saint of music. In the early 1940s, in his last full collaboration with W.H. Auden, he created one of his most joyful, uplifting choral works, the Hymn to St Cecilia. 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, music by his teachers and one of his musical heroes, Purcell.

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