Thursday 19 July 2012

Diamond Songs

Diamond Songs, 12 October 2012, Colston Halls, Bristol
The English Poetry and Song Society are celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a concert on 12 October at the Colston Halls in Bristol, performed by soprano Sarah Leonard and baritone Stephen Varcoe with accompanist Nigel Foster. 

Entitled Diamond Songs, their programme includes music by various Masters of Queen's/Masters of the King's music. Composers include W. Parratt, Elgar, Walford Davies, Bax, Bliss, Malcolm Williamson and Peter Maxwell Davies, plus Britten, Moeran, Ivor Novello and Noel Coward. The will also be including the winning songs from the latest English Poetry and Song Society Competition, where composers have to set a poem written during the Queen's reign.

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