Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ
Saturday 24 January 2015, 7.30pm
Angharad Lyddon mezzo-soprano (Marie)
Dominic Sedgwick baritone (Joseph)
Robin Bailey tenor (Récitant)
Michael Pearce bass (Herod and Father of the Family)
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Ladies of the Crypt Choir of The King’s School
Richard Cooke Conductor
VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral
Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ is one of the most endearing and enduring scores of Berlioz’ entire output. Contrasting the deep and intense music written for the role of Herod, with the sounds of angelic choirs, all wrapped in a masterpiece of orchestral writing typical of Berlioz. This concert will also feature the Crypt Choir of the King’s School and Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir. There is also an impressive line-up of soloists. This rarely-performed masterpiece will leave its listeners both enchanted and moved by its breadth of vision.
Concert will end at approximately 9pm.