Leicestershire Chorale
Next event: War Requiem, Saturday 10 November

A Boy Was Born

Saturday 14 December 2013, 7.30pm

Our final celebration of the Britten 100 year includes a rare Leicestershire performance of one his most challenging choral works. A Boy Was Born; a cantata for unaccompanied choir, soloists and children’s choir, was written whilst Britten was still a student at the Royal College of Music. We are delighted to be joined for this, by the internationally-acclaimed Finchley Children’s Music Group, who were themselves founded by Britten in 1958, to take part in a performance of Noye’s Fludde. The rest of the programme will include other short choral items of the composer and then a joint rendition of his Ceremony of Carols. We have put this together from both the original scoring for upper voices and the satb version later arranged by Julius Harrison.


Saturday 14 December 2013, 7.30pmThe Church of St James the Greater, Leicester

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