Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lewisham Choral Society perform Tippett

Lewisham Choral Society, a leading local amateur choir, are holding a concert in The Great Hall at Goldsmiths in New Cross on Saturday June 25th. The concert will feature spirituals by Michael Tippett, as well as other music.

Tippett was the musical director at Morley College in Lambeth from 1940 to 1951. During the Second World War he met and worked with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at the College. A pacifist, he was jailed for a short period as a conscientious objector. Tippett's most famous work is a Child of Our Time, prompted by events in 1938, specifically the assassination of a German diplomat in Pairs by Herschel Grynszpan, a Jewish refugee teenager in Paris. The work is structured around a number of settings of African-American spirituals, some of which will feature in the Lewisham Choral Society performance.

It's all for a good cause too, with funds being raised for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. Ticket enquiries to 0208 309 0439 - facebook events details here.

2 comments:

Lara said...

Awesome! Thanks! :). Lara, LCS.

Anonymous said...

Check out their next concert


http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/lewisham-choral-society-140705/