Come and Sing 2024

Elgar Sea Pictures

Saturday 17th February 2024 9:30AM

Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Conductor Richard Laing

Piano Jonathan Allsopp

Booking Form (Excel File - please download and then enable editing after opening)
Booking Form (PDF Printable Version)

Sea Pictures, Op. 37 is a song cycle by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Pre-dating The Dream of Gerontius by a year, Sea Pictures is, for the most part, a much more intimate affair, though the premiere in 1899 was enlivened by the soloist Clara Butt dressing up as a mermaid. The poems chosen by Elgar are not of the first order of greatness, but as the composer himself said, ‘it is better to set the best second-rate poetry to music, for the most immortal verse is music already.’

9:30 Registration
10:00-12:30 Welcome and Rehearsal
12:30-1:30 Lunch (please bring your own)
13:30-15:45 Rehearsal
16:00-17:00 Performance

Tea and coffee will be provided and the dining hall will be available as usual.

Saturday 17th February 2024 9:30AM

The Becket School


Poster PDF file