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Sat 11 Nov 7:30pm

From £5.00 to £25.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Autumn 2017

Saturday 11 November 2017 - 7.30pm


Tavener Song for Athene 6’
Howells Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing 8’
Gurney Since I Believe in God 6’
Parry Songs of Farewell 35’
Schoenberg Friede auf Erden 8’
And music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Gurney and Judith Bingham


Nigel Short conductor

As the end of Great War commemorations draw closer the farewells, songs of remembrance and hymns for peace written in the twentieth century’s tumultuous opening decades together with elegies of our own time makes for a programme of solemn beauty and striking contrasts. An unbroken thread seems to tie these to music performed at the memorial service of John F Kennedy (Howell’s ravishing elegy) and the radiant Tavener anthem that so memorably concluded the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales some thirty years later.