Northern Chords Festival Orchestra

Dies Natalis

London Chamber Music Sundays

Purcell Chaconny
Elgar Serenade in E minor, Op. 20
Walton Two pieces from the music for the film Henry V
Finzi Dies Natalis, Op. 8 (with Ben Johnson)
Ben Johnson tenor
Northern Chords Festival Orchestra
Jonathan Bloxham conductor

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The strings of the Northern Chords Festival Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Bloxham (pictured) present a concert of favourite English classics. Purcell’s ‘Chacony’, in Britten’s famous arrangement, Elgar’s beautiful Serenade, and two famous excerpts from William Walton’s music for the Laurence Olivier-starring film, Henry V – ‘Passacaglia’ and ‘Touch Her Soft Lips’. Their concert culminates in Finzi’s masterful cantata, Dies Natalis, to words by Thomas Traherne, sung by the tenor Ben Johnson.

Northern Chords Festival Orchestra

Dies Natalis

London Chamber Music Sundays

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