UNITED KINGDOM HARP ASSOCIATION
Dove | A Song of Joys
Patterson | Spider’s Web (UK premiere)
Howarth | Dover Beach (world premiere)
Dove | There was a Child
Cambridge is famed for being the home of many of the worlds greatest discoveries and next month the Cambridge Philharmonic invite you to discover four pieces by celebrated UK composers for the first time in the world, in the UK and in Cambridge.
We are thrilled to be performing two of Jonathan Dove's large choral works, for the first time in Cambridge. A Song of Joys, well known as the theme tune to the BBC Proms and the deeply moving There Was a Child. This uplifting and almost euphoric celebration of young life, tells the story of childhood through the words of Wordsworth, Keats and Emily Dickinson. No piece about childhood would be complete without the addition of a children's choir, so the Cambridge Philharmonic are joined by the King's Junior Voices, as well as soloists Linda Richardson and Peter Auty.
The concert also features Spider's Web, a 'mini-concerto' for harp and string orchestra, a UK premiere from Cambridge Philharmonic's president, Paul Patterson and featuring soloist Elizabeth Scorch. The Philharmonic are particularly excited to perform a world premiere of Elgar Howarth's Dover Beach in his 80th birthday year.
Tickets: £12 - £25, students/u18 £10 on the door