Britten’s The Company of Heaven

Britten The Company of Heaven

Benjamin Britten’s The Company of Heaven
Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams’ An Oxford Elegy

Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm

Andrew Clover, Narrator
Juliet Cowan, Narrator
Juliette Roos, The Lark Ascending violinist

Juliette was a Strings Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 and winner of the Walter Todds Bursary
Nazan Fikret, soprano
Bradley Smith, tenor
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Cooke, Conductor

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

PRICES: £25, £20, £16, £12, £8


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2013 marks the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, probably the finest of all Britain’s modern composers. Music by Britten and Vaughan Williams.

We will mark this year with a performance of his early work The Company of Heaven, for speaker and choir with orchestra. The concert will also feature Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, a top favourite always on the classical music charts, and his exquisite work An Oxford Elegy, also for speaker with choir and orchestra. An atmospheric and uplifting concert for a summer evening.

Juliette Roos, will be violinist in The Lark Ascending in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm. Juliette was a Strings Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 and winner of the Walter Todds Bursary (In memory of the late Walter Todds, founder of BBC Young Musician).


Benjamin Britten online resources

Biography at pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/britten
Wikipedia article on Benjamin Britten
IMDb at imdb.com/name/nm0891002
Last.fm page on Benjamin Britten
Discogs at discogs.com/artist/Benjamin Britten
MusicBrainz information on Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten on guardian.co.uk
www.britten100.org – celebrating the Centenary of Benjamin Britten
www.brittenpears.org


Ralph Vaughan Williams online resources

Biography at pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/vwilliams
Wikipedia article on Ralph Vaughan Williams
IMDb at imdb.com/name/nm0891002
Last.fm page on Ralph Vaughan Williams
Discogs at discogs.com/artist/Ralph Vaughan Williams
MusicBrainz information on Ralph Vaughan Williams

Wikipedia article on An Oxford Elegy
Wikipedia article on The lark Ascending