Concert marks dates of historical significance

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The centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination are both marked at Louth Choral Society’s forthcoming concert.

Winter Words - music and reflections towards the turn of the year features Herbert Howell’s ‘Take Him Earth for Cherishing’ - a piece commissioned in memory of President Kennedy for the joint American-Canadian memorial service held in Washington Cathedral.

And the choir will be joined by tenor Mark Wilde, who will be singing Britten’s ‘Winter Words’, a beautiful setting of poems by Thomas Hardy.

He will be accompanied by Steven Billinger, who last appeared with the choir playing the Liszt Piano Concerto No 1.

Conducted by Martin Pickering, the choir will also be joined by the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra, with Steven

Billinger and David parker on piano and Tony Pinel on the organ to perform ‘Saint Nicolas’, a cantata by

Benjamin Britten.

The concert will take place at St James’s Church in Louth on Sunday, November 24.

Tickets are available from 01507 463410 or Eve & Ranshaw in the town.

n For more information visit the website www.louthchoral.co.uk.