Next Concert, March 2022

“Celebrating Wordsworth”

Saturday, 26th March 2022 at 7.30 pm

St. Andrews Church, Penrith has been selected as the venue for this concert because of Wordsworth’s historical associations with the town in which he spent his early school years.

The concert will provide an opportunity for us to premier the three commissioned works from the cancelled concert in 2020:

In addition, we are exploring the possibility of performing a work, Influence of Natural Objects (Jonathan Millican) commissioned by Cumbria Festival Chorus for their Celebrating Wordsworth Concert, originally planned for July 2020.

We hope that the concert will also feature a solo organ piece, There was a time (Gerald Finzi) (prelude for organ, arranged from Intimations of Immortality Ode (Andrew Seivewright)) performed by Ian Hare , together with performances of music contemporary to Wordsworth by Eden Baroque and extracts from Dorothy Wordsworth’s diaries read by Alex Jakob-Whitworth.

The Chorus Director and Conductor for this concert will be Ian Jones, of Cumbria Festival Chorus, with accompaniment provided by Ian Hare on the organ.

Tickets and Programmes

Please contact Margaret Riches on 01768 894 404 or email tickets@cumbria-rural-choirs.org.uk.

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