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Farley Music Festival : Music for a While – Britten & Purcell

Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 19:00

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Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.

James Bowman (counter-tenor); Hugh Hetherington (tenor); Alistair Watson (bass) ; Nicholas Walker (piano); Andrew Littlemore (French horn).

This evening’s concert is kindly sponsored by Quilter Investment Management.

James Bowman, the doyen of English countertenors, returns to Wiltshire to perform this brilliantly conceived concert of Canticles by Britten, interspersed with songs by Purcell.

James, with established local tenor Hugh Hetherington and international virtuoso pianist Nicholas Walker, will present some of Benjamin Britten’s most affecting output, which the composer produced between 1949  and 1971.

This concert of music by two of Britain’s greatest composers  has been greeted rapturously elsewhere, and we are delighted to welcome James Bowman and his friends to Farley for the first concert of the Farley Music Festival 2013.


 Canticle I My Beloved is Mine Op 40 ~ Benjamin Britten

 Music for a While  ~ Henry Purcell

 Crown the Altar, Deck the Shrine~ Henry Purcell

 Canticle IV The Journey of the Magi ~  Benjamin Britten

 ~ Interval~

 Canticle III Still falls the Rain ~ Benjamin Britten

 Here the Deities Approve~ Henry Purcell

An Evening Hymn – Henry Purcell

 Canticle II  Abraham and Isaac ~ Benjamin Britten

All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH

Tickets (£15) on sale now from Salisbury Playhouse box office 01722 320333  or on-line

The Farley Music Festival 2013 – a feast of classical music in the charming setting of All Saints’ Church, Farley

All Saints' Church