Marches Choir presents Britten and Handel
The Marches Choir, conducted by Alistair Auld, will present a programme of music by Benjamin Britten, one of Britain’s greatest composers, and Georg Frederic Handel, who was German-born and became a naturalized Briton. They will be joined by the Marches Sinfonia, professional tenor soloist Clifford Lister, and members of choirs from Bedstone College and Prestfelde schools.
The concert will feature Britten’s St Nicolas Cantata, composed in 1948 when Britten was at the height of his creative powers. The audience will be enveloped in sound from all directions: the large main choir with orchestra (embellished with exciting percussion), a ‘gallery choir’ of female voices and three boy trebles singing at some distance from the rear, and Nicolas himself in the exalted position of the pulpit.
The choir will also perform extracts from Handel's Chandos Anthem No. 9, with lively melodic lines and a driving energy, as well as a new commissioned work by local composer, Anthony Hemson
7.30pm. Tickets £12, children and students free.
St John’s Church, Brampton Road, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AF
Sat 23 Nov 2019