Con Anima chamber ensemble
Conductor: Roger B Williams
Saturday 23rd November 2013, 7.30 pm
St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen
Benjamin Britten’s special contribution to vocal music in the 20th century has been immense.
By his own admission, he was highly influenced by the 17th century composer Henry Purcell – both sharing sensitivity to the idiosyncratic rhythms of their native English language.
The concert juxtaposes works by each composer: including Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and Rejoice in the Lamb, and two major Verse Anthems by Purcell. The centrally placed ‘Golden Sonata’ will be played on original instruments.
This exciting programme conducted by Roger B Williams and part of Aberdeen’s ‘Connecting Britten’ festival, is Con Anima’s special tribute to Britten’s centenary.
Tickets £11 (concessions available) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com ) or choir members