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Bel a cappella: Noël!
1 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Bel a cappella’s Christmas Concert will be built around Benjamin Britten’s composition for unaccompanied voices – A Boy Was Born. In this work, Britten has written five highly individual and virtuoso variations based on a theme that is heard at the outset.
Imogen Holst’s unaccompanied Mass in A minor was written in 1927 when a very young Imogen was studying with Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music. In the early 1950s Holst became Benjamin Britten’s musical assistant, moved to Aldeburgh, and began helping with the organisation of the annual Aldeburgh Festival. Her own music is not widely known and has received little critical attention; much of it is unpublished and unperformed. Recent recordings of her works have been warmly received by critics around the world.
- Imogen HOLST | Mass in A Minor
- Benjamin BRITTEN | A Boy Was Born
- and works that celebrate the mystery of Advent and Christmas