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Timepieces - settings of WH Auden

Tuesday March 1, 2011 at 19:30
St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London
£12. Concessions for the unwaged £9
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  1. Hymn to St Cecilia Op 27 - Benjamin Britten
  2. Poems by WH Auden - Rudolf Escher
    • If I could tell you
    • Warm are the still and lucky miles
  3. Timepieces (World premiere) - Ian Stephens
  4. Song of an old soldier - Hans Vogt
  5. On This Island - James Lavino
  6. Lauds - Antonín Tucapsky
    • If I could tell you
    • Lauds
  7. The Twelve - Sir William Walton
  8. Carry her over the Water - Benjamin Britten

This concert consists entirely of settings of the poetry of WH Auden. The centrepiece is an exclusive new commission for the Elysian Singers: ‘Timepieces’ by Ian Stephens, for choir and alto saxophone. The concert also includes a variety of works by international 20th century composers including Rudolf Escher and Hans Vogt (both Dutch) and Antonin Tucapsky (Czech), along with some English choral favourites: Britten’s ‘Hymn to St Cecilia’ and Walton’s ‘The Twelve.’

St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
119 Eaton Square

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