Musical Notes from across the Pond
Music from American and British Twentieth Century Greats
Tom Williams Conductor
David Cowen Piano
Mezzo Soprano Catherine Griffiths
For our final concert of the season, we are delighted to welcome back Mezzo Soprano Catherine Griffiths, who has appeared as a regular visiting soloist with us over the past few years. We present a programme of music from American and British composers of the twentieth century, including Aaron Copland’s distinctive take on the Creation story of the book of Genesis, Michael Tippett’s striking Spirituals from A Child of our Time and the hauntingly beautiful Hymn to St Cecilia of Benjamin Britten, revised aboard MS Axel Johnson as the composer and his partner Peter Pears returned home from emigrating to the States during World War II.