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9 Mar 18
A CHILD OF OUR TIME - ELY CATHEDRAL - THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018 Woodbridge School Choral Society Michael Tippett A Child Of Our Time Make sure you are a part of what will be a fabulously memorable occasion, on: 26 April 2018 at 7:30pm A Child of Our Time by Sir Michael Tippett is one of the great masterpieces of twentieth century choral music and a work that continues to be relevant and thought-provoking, as well as searingly beautiful, in our own time. Tippett began the oratorio in 1939 without any commission but moved by the dawning horror of the Nazi regime in Europe and the events of Kristlanacht particularly. The text considers the light and darkness inside all people and asks some big philosophical questions about our own capacity for good. The music blends African-American spiritual with rich baroque textures and jazz inflections to create a tapestry of some of the most haunting music of the last one hundred years. Woodbridge School is well known for the exceptional quality and range of its music making. A Child of Our Time is one of the most significant works undertaken and represents the culmination of many months of rehearsal and work. The Choral Society consists of all students who have vocal lessons at the school as well as staff, friends and singers from the wider community. With professional soloists and full orchestra this is a rare opportunity to hear this amazing, challenging and thought-provoking piece in such a beautiful setting. The concert will also feature the School's Chamber Choir singing a range of vocal works and the Chamber Orchestra in Vaughan William's ever-popular Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Chris Milton (conductor) Claire Weston (choral director) Clare Tunney (soprano) Hannah Bennett (alto) Aaron Godfrey-Mayes (tenor) Meilir Jones (bass) Beth Spendlove (leader) Tickets £20, £15 and £10 are available online at elycathedral.org or from Ely Cathedral Box Office (01353 660349 - open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 4pm), or alternatively you can send at email to box.office@elycathedral.org. Workshops There are also two workshops to come... and for a confident singer who has not yet joined us, there is still time! So… sign up: www.woodbridgeschool.org.uk/a-child-of-our-time in good time for the next workshop which are on the following dates:
  • Sunday 18 March 2018
  • Sunday 22 April 2018
Any further queries should be directed to the Music Administrator: musicsecretary@woodbridgeschool.org.uk
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