British composer brings world premiere to Broadstairs

Jacob Bride will perform at the Methodist church classical concert

Broadstairs is to host an evening of classical music at York Street Methodist Church on Friday May 11 that includes the world premiere of a work by composer and isle resident Jacob Bride.

His specially-commissioned piece Songs to the Sea will take pride of place in an evening that also features works by Schumann, Brahms, Rivers and Telemann.

The event forms part of the second season of concerts organised by MAYS (Music At York Street), which offers high-quality classical music performances at affordable ticket prices.

Bride’s Songs to the Sea is written for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano and is based on four poems: two by John Masefield – Sea Fever and Cargoes – The Mystic Blue, by D H Lawrence, and The Moon is Distant From The Sea, by Emily Dickenson.

Also on the programme is Schumann’s Fantasie in C for piano, Brahms’ Two Songs for Voice, Viola & Piano (Opus 91), The Wayfarer by Willow Rivers and Telemann’s Viola Sonata.

The cast of performers includes Bride – a singer, string player and percussionist, as well as composer – mezzo-soprano Siân Woodling, Elisabeth Sadler (viola) and pianist Jerome Sadler.

The event, at the Methodist Church in York Street, Broadstairs, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 in advance. Call 01843 864969 or email [email protected] or £7 on the door.

Report Peter Batt