A service of light, including Britten's A Ceremony of Carols
On Friday 25 January, our own Cathedral Choir’s annual performance of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and other seasonal music will now take the form of an Act of Worship called A Service of Light beginning at 7.45pm. This will launch our celebrations of the choir’s 150th anniversary year in 2019, so for this year only, admission is now free!
Tickets available on the door.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28, is a choral piece by Benjamin Britten, scored for three-part treble chorus, solo voices, and harp. Written for Christmas, it consists of eleven movements, with text from The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems, edited by Gerald Bullett. The text is principally in Middle English, with some Latin and Early Modern English. The piece was written in 1942 while Britten was at sea, travelling from the United States to England.
Time 7:45 p.m.
Venue Birmingham Cathedral