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