Raise a glass to Britten's 111th birthday and enjoy music by Britten, Finzi, Joanna Ward and William Marsey in the intimate space of the Red House Library.

We invite you to the Red House Library for a special recital commemorating Benjamin Britten's birthday, featuring songs drawn from the recent album Our Indifferent Century (recorded at Snape Maltings). Pianist Natalie Burch and friends will be performing and talking about the music, and the evening concludes with raising a birthday glass alongside the artists.

Francesca Chiejina soprano
Bethany Horak-Hallett
mezzo-soprano
Natalie Burch
piano
Joanna Ward
composer
William Marsey
composer

Britten:
Let the florid music praise, from On this Island, Op.11 (4’)
Joanna Ward:
SUMMER DRESSES/ STRANGER-FRIENDS (bean piece 5) (7’)
Finzi:
Childhood among the Ferns, from Before and After Summer (4’)
Finzi:
Overlooking the River, from Before and After Summer, Op.16 (3’)
Finzi:
Channel Firing, from Before and After Summer, Op.16 (6’)
Finzi:
The Too Short Time, from Before and After Summer, Op.16 (3’)
Finzi:
Amabel, from Before and After Summer, Op.16 (3’)
William Marsey:
Removal and Other Powers (8’)
Britten:
Nocturne, from On This Island, Op.11 (4’)
Britten:
As it is, plenty, from On this Island, Op.11 (2’)

General booking opens on Saturday 3 August at 10am.

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