Four Wilfred Owen Poems Feature in Three Choirs Festival Concert at Worcester, Saturday, 2 August 2008, 2.30pm.
August 2, 2008
A Musical Event and date for your diary: Saturday 2 August, 2.30pm., at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester:
Songs of War, four Wilfred Owen poems set to music by the distinguished composer Elaine Hugh-Jones, will be performed by tenor John Gilchrist at this year’s Three Choirs Festival. The distinguished pianist, teacher and composer developed her orchestral training for her composition of the settings, which were performed at her 80th birthday concert. Unusually, the songs are set for tenor (or soprano) with piano accompaniment, as on this occasion, or for voice and full symphony orchestra performance.
Reviewers have mentioned Elaine Hugh-Jones’s song settings as being ’… particularly notable for their richly imaginative piano parts allied to frequently memorable vocal lines’ and John Gilchrist as ’… now unsurpassed amongst lyric tenors in sweetness and technical security, and for his musical intelligence.’
For further information and on-line booking, visit: www.3choirs.org