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Britten 100: Centenary Concert

 22 November 2013 at 7.30pm 

Britten 100: Centenary Concert

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000

CBSO Chorus
CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Children’s Chorus
Simon Halsey conductor
David Goode organ
Nicholas Daniel oboe

Translated Daughter, come down and startle / Composing mortals with immortal fire.’

Britten’s originality never blazed more brightly than when it was most firmly rooted in the English choral tradition. One hundred years to the day since Britten was born, Simon Halsey directs the CBSO’s choruses in some of Britten’s most striking inspirations, including the inimitable Rejoice in the Lamb and the Hymn to St Cecilia on St Cecilia’s Day no less: music to leave you stirred, beguiled and thoroughly entertained.

The CBSO is the resident orchestra of Symphony Hall.

6.15pm Free pre-concert talk: Britten at 100. CBSO chorus director Simon Halsey offers an expert perspective on Britten’s choral music.

Benjamin Britten : Jubilate in C
Benjamin Britten : Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
Benjamin Britten : 3 Two-Part Songs
Benjamin Britten : Friday Afternoons
Benjamin Britten : Hymn to St Cecilia
Benjamin Britten : Missa Brevis
Benjamin Britten : Prelude & Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria
Benjamin Britten : Rejoice in the Lamb

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