Sat 7 Jul, Lichfield Cathedral
Chetham’s School Symphony Orchestra
Lichfield Cathedral School Orchestra / Music Share
‘For vengeance shall noe more appeare, and nowe fare well, my darlinge deare’
Conflict and resolution: two giants of British composition see the Cathedral filled with local, young voices and instrumentalists, and the burgeoning talents of Chetham’s School. Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde finds hope in both dove and rainbow after the great deluge; Holst’s The Planets, written during the Great War and in the centenary of its premiere, lifts us from the sodden earth to the heavens. The insidious threat of Mars, Bringer of War, and the stately calm of Venus, Bringer of Peace, are heard here alongside Colin Matthews’ latter day addition, Pluto.
Sponsored by: The Lichfield Festival Association
This event is presented by Lichfield Festival, with Lichfield Garrick acting as a ticket agent.