Wild Watery Concert at the Brewery
£0.00 – £10.00
Wild Watery Concert
with the Cotswold Canals Singers and I.a.t.B Wind Ensemble
Venue: Stroud Brewery
The concert is at 7.30pm on 15th September
The central work in this concert is Benjamin Britten’s extra-ordinary cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, with strange, evocative words by Christopher Smart, the music sometimes tender, sometimes wild, sometimes triumphant, with James Quinn on keyboard. That will be accompanied by a wide variety of wind band music from Renaissance to modern pop, with the splendid I.a.t.B ensemble and percussionist Mark Coldrick. The Cotswold Canals Singers, under conductor Hugh Barton, will contribute some watery madrigals and folk songs. Then all forces will come together in a new work by Hugh Barton specially commissioned for the occasion, the Wool and Water Cantata. This work tells the story of the Cotswold wool trade, the coming of water-powered textile mills, and the current programme of restoration of the Cotswold Canals. The music is unconventional, sometimes with real tunes, often both wild and wooly!
Standard, School students