Seven members of the Lea Singers choir sitting on steps at Academy St Albans in 2019

From Finland to China not to mention country-inspired songs by Vaughan Williams, Britten and Cecilia MacDowell, the Lea Singers invite you to join us for a celebration of folk music and afternoon tea.

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale in May, priced at £15 (£5 under-18s).

Venue

Bennet’s, Harpenden, AL5 2HU map

Programme

Finnish oik: Oyle loy la
Cecilia MacDowell A Fancy of Folksongs
Vaughan Williams Bushes and Briars
Hertfordshire folksong: The Bramble Briar
Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana
American folksong: Shenandoah arr Daryl Runswick
Irish folksong: The Star of the County Down
Xianjiang folksong: Ban Ge Yue Liang Pa Sha g Lai (Half Moon Rising) arr Cai Yuwen
Jiangsu folksong: Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower) arr Chen Yi
Xikang folksong: Pao Ma Liu Liu Di Shang Shang (Horses Run on the Mountain) arr Zhao Yushu
Bartók Four Slovak Folksongs
Mia Makarov Mita Kaikatat, Kivonen
Scottish folksong: Eriskay Love Lilt arr John Battley
Somerset folksong: O Waly, Waly arr Reginald Redman
Copland Ching-a-Ring Chaw
Stanford The Morris Dance
Scottish folksong: The Parting Glass arr Pattni/Nelms