Tag Archives: Benjamin Britten

How sweet the sound

How sweet the sound . . . Of course, you know that phrase as a quote from the hymn, “Amazing Grace,” written by the Anglican priest, John Newton (1725-1807). But it is also the title of an upcoming concert featuring soprano … Continue reading

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Back to Bernstein and Britten

“Britten? I thought I was only playing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms!” (for the University of Hawaii Choirs concert this weekend). So the day before I left for Italy, I got an email from Miguel Felipe titled “would you hate me if …” … Continue reading

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Britten and Finzi

This Sunday, the LCH Choir will be singing anthems by British composers Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and Gerald Finzi (1901-1956). You probably know Britten for his “Ceremony of Carols” which we have done at Christmas with women’s voices and harp. At … Continue reading

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