CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Children’s Chorus
Simon Halsey conductor
David Goode organ
Nicholas Daniel oboe
Translated Daughter, come down and startle / Composing mortals with immortal fire.’
Britten’s originality never blazed more brightly than when it was most firmly rooted in the English choral tradition. One hundred years to the day since Britten was born, Simon Halsey directs the CBSO’s choruses in some of Britten’s most striking inspirations, including the inimitable Rejoice in the Lamb and the Hymn to St Cecilia on St Cecilia’s Day no less: music to leave you stirred, beguiled and thoroughly entertained.
The CBSO is the resident orchestra of Symphony Hall.
6.15pm Free pre-concert talk: Britten at 100. CBSO chorus director Simon Halsey offers an expert perspective on Britten’s choral music.