BRITTEN CENTENARY CONCERT – Saturday 23rd November
As part of Sheffield’s A Boy was Born centenary tribute to Benjamin Britten the SHEFFIELD BACH CHOIR and the National Festival Orchestra are joined by the Choristers of Ranmoor St John the Evangelist for the greatly-loved St Nicolas Cantata as the centrepiece of a programme of music by Britten, Holst and Warlock at St Mark’s Church, Broomhill at 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd November and conducted by Dr Simon Lindley. Britten’s is not the only anniversary being commemorated that evening, since St Mark’s Church in its present form is just fifty years old in 2013 following rebuilding after war damage. Tenor soloist Stephen Liley is joined by horn player Jenny Cox, for a performance of the Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The three ‘picked boys’ are from Wakefield Cathedral Choir and Jenny Leadbeater is the soprano soloist in the Holst Psalms – these magical early works for choir, strings and organ deserve far more frequent hearings than they ever seem to receive. Leeds treble Karim Dandas sings the part of the Boy Nicolas. Tickets from choir members, www.sheffieldbachchoir.org.uk or on the door.