Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Choir’s celebration of British composers

HENLEY’S Aliquando Chamber Choir is planning a celebration of British composers from the time of Henry

HENLEY’S Aliquando Chamber Choir is planning a celebration of British composers from the time of Henry III to the present day.

Pianist Anita D’Attellis will accompany the choir at the concert on Saturday, May 14, the venue for which is the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road.

Aliquando spokeswoman Anne Evans said: “The concert, entitled

Celebrating British Composers
, will include works by our most revered composers from the Renaissance period to the present day.

“As part of the present-day offerings Aliquando is very pleased to include the first performance of



The Seeds of Love
— a folk-song arrangement by local resident Anthony Lambie.

“Anthony’s research of English folk songs collected in the decade before the First World War by Sharp, Vaughan-Williams, Butterworth, Grainger and others, has been extensive and involved studying their manuscripts in the library at Cecil Sharp House in London.

“The tunes and words collected varied greatly from village to village, since they were often heard in the fields or pubs and then passed on without being written down.”

Anita D’Attellis will contribute a solo work by Elgar to the evening’s programme on May 14.

Tonight (Friday) she is performing at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham, where the programme for the 7.30pm concert includes Gershwin’s

Rhapsody in Blue
.

And on Friday, May 20, at 7.30pm she will be among the musicians in concert at St Mary’s Church in Hart Street.

Aliquando’s concert starts at 7.30pm on May 14. Tickets are £15, available from the Christ Church Centre on (01491) 577733 or by calling (01491) 578238).



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