A Christmas Celebration
“A Christmas Celebration”
Pakefield Singers fundraising for a statue of Britten as a Boy
Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
Lucinder Pennick – Harp
Pakefield Singers - Conductor Vetta Wise
Zeb Soanes reads 'Gaspard’s Christmas'
Pakefield Singers is pleased to present this fundraising concert and is proud to be associated with this endeavour to raise a statue of the composer opposite his boyhood home in Lowestoft, facing the Sea which inspired much of his music.
The programme is as a celebration of Lowestoft born composer Benjamin Britten, with his popular A Ceremony of Carols, taking centre stage. The work of three other composers living locally is also acknowledged including Alexander Campkin. Sandwiched between the carols is Zeb Soanes’ heart-warming story of 'Gaspard's Christmas' with a carol by Jonathan Dove and live illustration by James Mayhew. There will be a chance to win James’ completed artwork in the interval raffle.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Britten as a Boy statue fund. Benjamin Britten is Lowestoft’s most accomplished son. Born in 1913, he showed musical talent at an early age and went on to become a central figure of 20th-century British music as an outstanding composer, conductor, and pianist. The statue by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, depicts Britten as a boy and will be placed, facing out to sea, between his childhood home and the promenade. The fundraising target is £110k and over half has now been raised. It is hoped to unveil the statue by 2025
Full details at www.brittenasaboy.com
Tickets - £15 (accompanied under16’s free) Unreserved Seating
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Church of St. Peter and St. John
Rectory Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0ED
Sat 2 December