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Overview

Boyhood’s End (Tippett) 
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne (Britten) 
Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Shostakovich) 
The Heart’s Assurance (Tippett) 
A Charm of Lullabies (Britten) 

Remember your lovers who gave you more than love – Sidney Keyes  

The drama of living in a state of war runs through this programme, featuring responses in movement made to the music and poetryThomas Elwin (tenor) is the soloist in the ecstatic Boyhood’s End (1943), to which Paul Chantry and Rae Piper make response in dance. Elwin is also the soloist in The Heart’s Assurance - the most remarkable and fearless setting of poetry by young men who fought and died in WW2. These poems, thrusting sensual desire into a landscape of death, finds response in movement by Bernadette IglichIglich also sets Britten’s eloquent, searing response to what he saw at the concentration camp at Belsen at the end of the war in The Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Donne’s sonnets ravish and twist, and call out for love and understanding. They are sung by tenor Richard Dowling.  

Mezzo soprano Katie Stevenson is the soloist in Shostakovich’s tribute to Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, an utterly unique voice in the maelstrom of the inter war and war years. Choreographer Rahel Vonmoos has devised a response in movement. Stevenson is also the soloist in Britten’s bizarre Charm of Lullabiescomposed on poems by William Blake, Robert Burns, Robert Greene, Thomas Randolph and John Phillip - maybe not the kind of thing to sing you to sleep.  

 

This performance is sold on a socially-distanced basis...Our booking system has been updated to allow you to sit next to your friends and family within current 'rule of 6' guidance while ensuring a safe distance between customers. When you look at the seating plan to book your tickets for this show, you will notice that there are gaps between available seats, but you will be able to enjoy the show with your bubble. To make sure that social distancing is adhered to across the auditorium, you will only be able to book all of the seats within a ‘bubble’. If you have any access needs, please get in touch with us on 01202 280000.

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