Sea symphony for St Albans

October 6th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Sea symphony for St Albans

There is something for everyone in St Albans from street festivals to classical concerts. And coming up presented by The St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society is a magnificent classical concert with a flavour of the sea. The concert will be held on 12th October 2019 between 19:30 - 21:00 at St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY.

The St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society (Hardynge Choir, Radlett Choral Society, St Albans Chamber Choir & St Albans Symphony Orchestra), with Vivamus and a Massed Children’s Choir from across Hertfordshire, will be performing the works. The main work with a flavour of the sea is Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony in which Charlotte-Anne Shipley is the soprano, Morgan Pearse the baritone and Rufus Frowde the conductor.

The full programme at St Albans cathedral with a flavour of the sea also includes Benjamin Britte’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, Benjamin Britten’s Dawn and Sunday Morning from Peter Grimes. The Sea Interludes from Britten’s Peter Grimes critics say are like a musical postcard from the Suffolk coast, where the opera is set. 

In this concert, Dawn and Sunday Morning are interleaved with Three Seaside Postcards. Jonathan Dove’s Seaside Postcards. The first postcard is like a journey and a feeling of loss and sadness permeates the second postcard while the final postcard celebrates seaside fun.

Then there is Ralph Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony. It is one of the first symphonies written in which a choir is used throughout the work and the text comes from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

Wheelchair and Carer seats can only be booked through the Box Office call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral. Premium – Centre front with a full view – £28, Classic – Centre middle with a full view – £22, Standard – Centre back with a full or restricted view – £16. No View – No view side aisles or restricted or no view in the centre – £10.

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