Howard Blake 80th Birthday

13 July 2019
St Albans Cathedral

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13 July
St Albans Cathedral

30th St Albans International Organ Festival

Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm
St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY



    Howard Blake Benedictus

    Programme also to include:

    Rise of the House of Usher
    Walking in the Air
    Speech after Long Silence
    Songs of Truth and Glory


    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    St Albans Bach Choir
    Howard Blake with Andrew Lucas conductor
    The Dean of St Albans narrator
    Dong-ill Shin organ
    Peter Auty tenor
    Rosie Ventris viola
    Julian Trevelyan piano


    This special concert marks the recent 80th birthday of one of Britain’s best-loved living composers. Howard Blake OBE has an inspired gift for melody. Quite simply, he writes beautiful music – The Snowman and much, much more.

    The definitive version of the dramatic oratorio Benedictus, one of Blake’s finest choral works, was premiered in St Albans Cathedral in 1986.

    Sponsored by Howard Blake OBE

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