Benjamin Britten Centenary Concert March 5

| February 20, 2013

English composer Benjamin Britten

Webster University Choirs present a Benjamin Britten Centenary Concert as part of the Shepley Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 pm.

Performing ensembles include the Webster University Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, under the direction of Trent Patterson, assistant professor of music at Webster University. The Women’s Chorus will also perform under the direction of music professor Martha Hart.

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist who was one of the central figures of twentieth-century British classical music. The repertoire to be performed includes: Cantata Misericordium, Psalm 150, Rejoice in the Lamb and selections from Friday Afternoons.

Featured guest artists include: Charlene Archibeque, emeritus director of choral programs at San Jose State University in California; Keith Boyer, tenor; Derrick Fox, baritone; Glen Bauer, associate chair of the Department of Music and associate professor of musicology; Celeste Golden Boyer, violin; Carla Colletti, oboe; and Andrew J. Peters, organ. Adjunct music faculty performing include: Erin Elstner, Erik Harris, Ken Kulosa, Anna Lackschewitz, Joe Neske, Alison Rolf, Sue Taylor and Susie Thierbach.

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 1210 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo., 63103. The concert is free and
open to the public. For more information, call 314-968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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