Friday 5th July 2019 - Sunday 7th July 2019
Five concerts full of musical treats, superb performers and, with the addition of a lute, French horn and an orchestra, a gorgeous variety of colours.
Britten’s canticle Abraham and Isaac is part of our all-English first recital on Friday evening, exploring the links between Elizabethan/ Baroque music and twentieth century composers. Sunday evening’s final recital goes orchestral with two of Britten’s masterpieces, the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings and Les Illuminations. We also perform a newly commissioned work, Flint, by local composer Ed Hughes, and Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite.
In between, the Saturday lunchtime concert ‘Any Woman’s Heart’ captures revealing, tender and funny moments from women’s lives, from youth to older age. On Saturday evening we take a walk through the natural world, with birds, fishes and even crickets glimpsed through the sensibilities of Schubert, Brahms, Finzi and Ravel. And Sunday lunchtime’s recital is a richly-coloured programme of Dvorak, Debussy, Barber and English song.