Our second concert for 2021 celebrates one of the world’s greatest concentrations of artistic genius. Carved into the stones of London’s Westminster Abbey are the names of Britain’s most celebrated wordsmiths and composers. In the Abbey’s glorious ‘Poets’ Corner’ they lie side by side in death, as in art; the two forces forever bound.
This diverse choral music program demonstrates the magic that happens when words and music combine, including Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, settings of Three Shakespeare Songs by both Amy Beach and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and – recognising that not all great poetry is honoured in Westminster – a stunning setting of a text by Khalil Gibran composed by the multi-talented Astrid Jorgensen (Director of Pub Choir).
Saturday 19 June, 6 pm
St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney