Immortal Fire

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 3:30pm

November poster 2013.inddSt Vigor’s Church, Fulbourn

Fairhaven Singers

Conductor Ralph Woodward

Sacred choral works from prayerful and penitential to joyous, with works by Blow, Purcell, and Jeffreys, and Bach’s magnificent motet Lobet den Herrn. In the second half, a tribute to a strange coincidence: the centenary of Britten’s birth and the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, both on November 22nd. Britten’s radiant Hymn to St Cecilia is followed by Howells’ elegy for Kennedy, Take him, earth, for cherishing. Kennedy and Britten are brought together in Formation, a thrilling new work by former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones.


Music by Bach, Blow, Jeffreys and Purcell

Howells Take him, earth, for cherishing

Britten Hymn to St Cecilia

Thomas Hewitt Jones/Sir Andrew Motion Formation


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This programme will also be performed in Cambridge on the previous evening.