The Caritas Chamber Choir will be performing at St Nicholas-at-Wade church tomorrow (March 23).
Caritas is a Kent-based chamber choir, passionate about raising money for charities through singing, and performing in the UK and throughout Europe.
The choir performs music from all periods and often features in services at Canterbury Cathedral. Conductor, Benedict Preece, is perhaps best known for his choral work but is also a professional organist and French horn player, as well as a rugby referee!
This spring concert will look at musical versions of the well-known Robert Herrick ‘Fair Daffodils’ poem, amongst a varied programme including several 20th century British composers as well as contemporary work and a world premiere.
The following items are likely to feature on the programme:
Flower Songs (Benjamin Britten), Unbound Soul (Sam Ritter, finalist in the 2018 Caritas International Emerging Composer Competition), To Daffodils (Ernest Farrar, Finzi’s teacher), My Spirit sang all day (Gerald Finzi), Songs of Springtime (EJ Moeran), The Echoing Green (World Premiere; by Peter Bajetta, Caritas Composer of the Year 2018), For the Beauty of the Earth (Philip Stopford).
Entry is free, but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the church’s Fabric Fund.