'Britain Old and New'
The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Fellowship is a development programme for emerging young professional choral leaders. This group is the 2019-20 cohort.
Their programme is a wonderful celebration of British composers ‘old and new’. The first half spans the 16th to the 19th century, starting with John Tavener (1490-1545) and ending with William Henry Harris (1883-1973).
In the second half, they introduce contemporary works including Judith Weir’s Vertue, a lovely setting of three George Herbert poems, as well as pieces written for them by individuals from the NYCGB Young Composers programme. And to close with a happy ending, Ben Parry’s By the Way I Love You.
SJE Arts in collaboration with Oxford Festival of the Arts
This concert is sponsored by the Bishopsdown Trust.