Next weekend there will be a 2-day centenary celebration of composer Benjamin Britten's work presented by the 5ive Boroughs Music Festival. It kicks off on Saturday, October 19th at the Brooklyn Historical Society at 128 Pierrepont Street. There will be three concerts at 1 PM, 4 PM and 7 PM. The 4PM concert will feature barihunk Christopher Dylan Herbert in a program of canticles, the Hymn to St. Cecilia and Selected Purcell Realizations.
Other singers include tenor Alex Richardson, soprano Karen Wierzba, soprano Martha Guth, countertenor Geoffrey Williams, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, soprano Tami Petty, mezzo Eve Gigliotti, tenor Dominic Armstrong and tenor Kyle Bielfield.
On Sunday, October 20th, the celebration continues in Manhattan with barihunk Michael Kelly in both shows, which start at 1 PM and 4 PM. The 1 PM program includes Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Winter Words and On This Island. The 4 PM program includes Holy Sonnets of John Donne, selected French Folk Songs, excerpts from Who Are These Children, selected English and Irish Folksongs, The Red Cockatoo and excerpts from Juvenilia. Performances will be at the Baruch Performing Arts Center at 55 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
Other singers include soprano Mary Mackenzie, tenor Michael Slattery, soprano Martha Guth, mezzo Naomi O’Connell and tenor Nicky Spence. Noted accompanist Malcolm Martineau will perform at teh 4 PM show.
Tickets start at $15 for individual concerts and are available online.
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