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A Child of Our Time
9 November 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us in November for a concert featuring the great works of 19th and 20th century English composers. Tippett started writing A Child of Our Time the day after World War II was declared. It was written as an expression of “man’s inhumanity to man;” it’s one of his most widely known choral works.
The Enigma Variations is one of the greatest orchestral pieces of the 19th century and secured Elgar’s reputation as a composer of international standing. It is also one of the most popular works for lovers of English music.
Based on a Walt Whitman poem, Toward the Unknown Region, this is Vaughan Williams’ first major choral piece, but already reveals in full measure a mastery of choral technique and structure – moving from dark mystery at the opening to a blaze of celebratory triumph at its conclusion.
When tickets are available online, the Box Office at The Novium will also have a limited number of tickets for those who visit or telephone their reception desk (01243 816525). When they run out, you will need to buy tickets through this website or on the door.