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An English Farewell

“Undimmed grief” is what composer Herbert Howells suffered when he and his wife suffered the loss of their son, Michael, aged nine, from polio. He wrote: I am completely frozen and all the sympathy and kindness in the world couldn’t … Continue reading

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No programs? No problem!

I guess it’s only in America that going to a concert and getting a program is a given. After all, the purpose of a concert program is to know what is coming next. It’s nice to read program notes about … 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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