Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Premiere of Judith Bingham's The Very Distant Days

Next week, I am singing in the world premiere of Judith Bingham's The Very Distant Days as part of a concert being given by London Concord Singers, conductor Malcolm Cottle, at St Michael's Church, Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH on 24 July 2014 (at 7.30pm). Also in the programme is Vaughan Williams Five English Folksongs, one of the gems of the 20th century choral repertoire, plus a selection of sacred music spanning 600 years from Victoria and Phillips to Cecilia McDowall.

Judith Bingham's new work The Very Distant Days, a London Concord Singers commission, sets a text which intriguingly combines words by Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. Bingham uses extracts from The Old Curiosity Shop and Alice in Wonderland to create a wonderfully meditative piece on ageing and growing old. London Concord Singers will be performing this alongside Zoltan Kodaly's own take on the same subject, Oregek.

Further information and ticket sales from Event Brite. If you can't get to the concert, then we will be giving the Dutch premiere of the work on 2 August 2004 in Maastricht.

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