Saturday 23 November 2013
St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen
Benjamin Britten’s special contribution to vocal music in the 20th century has been immense.
By his own admission, he was highly influenced by the 17th century composer Henry Purcell – both sharing sensitivity to the idiosyncratic rhythms of their native English language.
The concert juxtaposes works by each composer: including Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and Rejoice in the Lamb, and two major Verse Anthems by Purcell. The centrally placed ‘Golden Sonata’ will be played on original instruments.
This exciting programme conducted by Roger B Williams and part of Aberdeen’s ‘Connecting Britten’ festival, is Con Anima’s special tribute to Britten’s centenary.
Tickets £10 (£8 conc., £5 student) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com ) or choir members