Tickets are also available at: Record Corner, Godalming (01483 422006); Guildford Tourist Information Centre, 155 High St (01483 444333); The Occam Singers (01252 783977).
Poulenc’s Gloria reflects his easy-going humour, mischief and solemnity. The work premièred in 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally composed for large orchestra, in the concert we will hear a small orchestra accompanying the Occam Singers chamber choir. In 1945 Poulenc and Britten famously played together in Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in London.
A pillar of 20th century English music, Britten’s prolific repertoire includes operas, orchestral and choral works, film music and chamber pieces with many influences including Shostakovich, Frank Bridge and poet WH Auden. Rejoice in the Lamb is based on Jubilate Agno, a poem by 18th century poet Christopher Smart, which speaks of the praise of God by all things, each in its own way.
Throughout this year we are pleased to be supporting the work of the Meath Epilepsy Charity, Godalming. The Meath has supported people living with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities for over 125 years and is in the top 1% of care homes to receive an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating. The Meath takes great pride in providing the best quality of life possible in a homely, yet highly professional environment. Residents are encouraged to fully embrace opportunities as members of their local community. The friendly staff teams assist residents to manage their epilepsy, gain valuable vocational and everyday life skills and to live fulfilled and healthy lives as independently as possible.