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Why Britten's St Nicolas had me reaching for a handkerchief in Smith Square

I don't regard myself as more than averagely sentimental and there isn't too much music that reduces me to tears. But a moment in Britten's St Nicolas does it with press-button certainty, when the pickled boys come back to life and sing their Alleluias. And as usual it had me passing off my snuffles as [...]
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Britten 100 - Reaching Out

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill (2 years ago)

Besides celebrating Britten's music, Britten 100 involves a variety of events and artists who are reaching out to a wider audience, whether this is by creating new music, performing in unusual venues, involving 75, 000 children in s... Read Post

Britten+ Benyounes Quartet and Philip Higham

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill (12 months ago)

Benyounes Quartet The Benyounes Quartet have been performing a series of concerts at St John's Smith Square. Entitled Britten+ the concerts have involved the quartet and friends in Britten's chamber music alongside other major works... Read Post

Britten+ - Britten's chamber music explored

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill (last year)

T onight (3 October) the Benyounes Quartet continue their exploration of Britten's chamber music at St Johns Smith Square. The concert is the third in a six concert series which will include Britten's chamber music played by the Ben... Read Post


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