Caritas Chamber Choir at St Nicholas

Date(s) - Saturday, 23rd March, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Nicholas-at-Wade


‘Fair Daffodils’ concert with Caritas Chamber Choir

Caritas is a Kent-based chamber choir, passionate about raising money for charities through singing, and performing to the highest level both in the UK and throughout Europe. The choir performs music from all periods and often features in services at Canterbury Cathedral. Their conductor, Benedict Preece, is perhaps best known for his choral/conducting work (including with The Sixteen), but is also a professional organist and French horn player, as well as a rugby referee!

This spring concert will look at musical versions of the well-known Robert Herrick ‘Daffodils’ poem, amongst a varied programme including several 20th century British composers as well as contemporary work, including a World Premiere. The following items are likely to feature:

Flower Songs (Benjamin Britten), Unbound Soul (Sam Ritter, finalist in the 2018 Caritas International Emerging Composer Competition), To Daffodils (Ernest Farrar, Finzi’s teacher), My Spirit sang all day (Gerard Finzi), Songs of Springtime (EJ Moeran), The Echoing Green (World Premiere; by Peter Bajetta, Caritas Composer of the Year 2018), For the Beauty of the Earth (Philip Stopford). See the listing at Classical Events, and please also share the Facebook event.

Entry is free, but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the church’s Fabric Fund.

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