Alfie Boe with the CBSO

Tuesday 30 March 2010 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333

Simon Halsey  conductor
Natasha Marsh  soprano
Alfie Boe  tenor
William Berger  baritone
CBSO Youth Chorus  

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda 12′
Finzi: Dies Natalis 25′
Howard Goodall: Eternal Light (Requiem) 45′

Whether as the composer of theme tunes from Blackadder to The Vicar of Dibley, or as a wonderfully accessible TV champion of classical music in all its forms, Howard Goodall is one of Britain’s best-loved composers. And his new tuneful and deeply moving Requiem, Eternal Light, has already become a bestseller. This performance, with star soloists Alfie Boe and Natasha Marsh, will show you why. Alfie Boe also sings Finzi’s radiant masterpiece.

Review by Norman Stinchcombe, Birmingham Post:

…”The CBSO Youth Chorus sang splendidly obviously relishing the lively Carl Orff-inspired Revelation movement. Natasha Marsh sang sweetly and baritone William Berger was firm and dignified in Do not stand at my grave and weep, which sounds like a first rate West End musical number.”…