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Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Image credit: © Hanya Chlala

A celebration of the life and music of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Nash Ensemble; BBC Singers; Geoffrey Paterson conductor; Claire Booth soprano; Lawrence Power viola; Adrian Brendel cello
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Date
Tue 26 Mar 2024, 7.30pm
Tickets
£36 £31 £27 £23 £18
Duration

This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval

Availability

Ticket bookings are subject to a £4.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket

Artists

  • Nash Ensemble
    • BBC Singers
      • Geoffrey Patersonconductor
      • Claire Boothsoprano
      • Lawrence Powerviola
      • Adrian Brendelcello

      Programme

          • Fantasia upon all the notes for flute, clarinet, string quartet and harp
             [1]
          • 3 songs from The Holy Forest for soprano and ensemble
          • Songs by Myself for soprano and ensemble

      Interval

          • Duet for 8 Strings for viola and cello
             [1]
          • Trio for violin, cello and piano
          • The Moth Requiem for choir, alto flute and 3 harps
      1. Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble

      Overview

      A starry line-up of Nash Ensemble musicians, with soprano Claire Booth and the BBC Singers, perform a celebratory programme of music by Birtwistle, from Songs by Myself (which sets the composer’s own words), to his strikingly atmospheric choral work The Moth Requiem.

      With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

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