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WORLD PREMIERE of 'Cantata for the Seasons' at Aldeburgh
13 April 2014
5.30pm - Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, UK
Ipswich Choral Society marks its 190th Anniversary with the world première of a newly commissioned work, 'Cantata for the Seasons' by composer Stevie Wishart, written as a homage to Benjamin Britten.
"Britten is one of those composers who has been a formative influence in my vocal writing. Growing up in East Anglia, I attended master-classes at Snape as a child, and so fell under the Snape/Britten spell. I also adore the open landscapes of Suffolk - again childhood haunts - and so look to this landscape for inspiration.” - Stevie Wishart
Music by Stevie Wishart. Texts by Rowan Williams, Trevor Blakemore, Edith Nesbit, Siegfried Sassoon. Commissioned by the Ipswich Choral Society.
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