I was glad – Britten, Janácek, Leighton, Parry, Walton

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Sunday, 07 Feb 2016 4:00pm

Town Hall, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore
Henry Fairs, Nicholas Wearne organ
Lucy Wakefield harp


During a prolific period in the mid-1940s Britten encountered the extraordinary, newly-rediscovered poetry of Christopher Smart and composed one of his finest choral works, Rejoice in the Lamb. A concert of magnificent 20th-century music for choir and organ, there are masterpieces by Leighton, Walton, Janácek and Parry, whose glorious anthem was written for the coronation of King Edward VII.


the fantastic Ex Cathedra‘ (The Guardian)


Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Janácek Otce nás (The Lord’s Prayer)
Leighton Crucifixus pro nobis
Parry I was glad
Walton The Twelve


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