2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the death of English composer Gerald Finzi, featured in our concert. This is also our first concert in the wonderful new Elgar Concert Hall.
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Sunday, 3rd July 2016 at 2:30pm; Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK B15 2TT.
Join us for a summer’s afternoon of music, celebrating the best of English folk and poetry, courtesy of some of our most prominent and loved composers of modern times, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter and Gerald Finzi. Take a musical journey through traditional and well-loved folk songs arranged for chamber orchestra and choir, culminating in a performance of Finzi’s Requiem da Camera, composed after the First World War in memory of those who had fallen. This is an opportunity to hear a rarely performed piece of work, which, with its soaring melodies and magical a cappella choral writing is both beautiful and moving.
Hannah Grove soprano
William Clements bass
City of Birmingham Choir
Westminster Chamber Orchestra
Adrian Lucas conductor
John Rutter – The Sprig of Thyme
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Six Studies in English Folk Song
Harold Darke – As the Leaves Fall
Cecilia McDowall – A Fancy of Folk Songs
Gerald Finzi – Requiem da Camera
Tickets available from THSH box office, in person, clicking the link above or by calling 0121 345 0603
Tickets will also be available on the day at the Elgar Concert Hall / Bramall Music Building
£21 (including £3 commission) (£20.50 incl . £2.50 commission for internet sales)
Students £18 (including £3 commission) (£17.50 incl. £2.50 commission for internet sales)
Note: Disabled visitors £17.50 (including £2.50 commission) – please call the Box office to book
A City of Birmingham Choir promotion