“A Song for all Seasons”

For this concert we return to the delightful venue which we first visited last summer, St Barnabas Church, Beckenham BR3 6PP where we shall perform items representing the four seasons by Britten, Finzi, Stanford Vaughan Williams and Whitacre, including Britten’s ‘Five Flower Songs’, Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Springtime of the year’ and Whitacre’s setting of e.e.cummings’ ‘i thank you god’, along with Stanford’s expansive setting of the Magnificat for Double Choir.

Vaughan Williams: The Spring Time of the Year

Stanford: Magnificat in B flat, Op. 164

Britten: Five Flower Songs

  1. To Daffodils
  2. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
  3. Marsh Flowers
  4. The Evening Primrose
  5. Ballad of Green Broom

Interval – refreshments available

Whitacre: Flower Songs

  1. I hide myself
  2. With a Lily in Your Hand

Finzi: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges

  1. I Praise the Tender Flower
  2. My Spirit Sang All Day
  3. Clear And Gentle Stream
  4. Nightingales
  5. Haste on, My Joys!
  6. Wherefore To-Night So Full Of Care

Whitacre: i thank You God

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 9th July 2016 at 7.45pm

St Barnabas Church, Perth Road (off Oakhill Road), Beckenham BR3 6PP (location map)

Tickets on the door £12.00 (concessions £10)

Further information: Ian Jones 020 8776 0751

(Details of our previous concert, March 2016)

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