Dove - Copland - Grieg

Saturday 7 May 2016  7.30 pm
School Hall, Eton College
Jonathan Dove There was a Child
John Ireland  Alpine Song (Taplow Boys' choir)
Bob Chilcott  Can you hear me (Taplow Boys' choir)
Copland Billy the Kid
Grieg Morning, Anitra’s Dance, In the Hall of the Mountain King
Soloists: Louise Turner ( soprano )
Peter Aisher ( tenor )
Taplow Boys’ Choir
 
Jonathan Dove, born in 1959, is one of Britain's leading composers of operas, choral and orchestral works; all of which have an immediacy of impact. This is especially true of the choral work There was a Child, written in 2009 as a tribute to a friend's son who had died tragically young at the age of 19. This is a joyous piece of music celebrating a young life lived to the full and which leaves a lasting impression on the listener. Our experienced soloists are Louise Turner as the mother and Peter Aisher as the boy.
 
Copland's 1938 ballet score about Billy the Kid, the notorious outlaw, contains several genuine cowboy tunes. Calm depictions of the open prairie contrast with a dramatic orchestral gun battle. To conclude, the perennial freshness of Grieg's music to Peer Gynt never fails to make an impact in concert.
 
Tickets £15 and  £12.50,  £10 under 16s/students
School Hall, Eton College, High Street, Eton, SL4 6DW 

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Those attending this event should note that parking is available in public car parks within the town of Eton. Eton College may provide parking by arrangement with the event organiser, but cannot guarantee that parking will be available within the College.
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Venue
Eton College School Hall
High Street
Eton
SL4 6DW