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Harpenden’s leading chamber choir are joined by pianist Greg May in St. Leonard’s Church, Flamstead for the latest in their series of choral discoveries concerts. After strawberries and fizz, we enjoy an hour of French and German romantic music, including works by Brahms, Fauré and Debussy, and showcasing songs by two female French composers – Lili Boulanger and Mel Bonis.

There will be a retiring collection in support of the local Care4Calais group – The Markyate and Flamstead Asylum Support Group:

Please contribute generously to a collection of mobile phones, tech and suitcases for local asylum seekers cared for by Care4Calais. We are in desperate need of second-hand mobiles and laptops/iPads which the asylum seekers use to keep in touch with their families, and to assist them in studying English and other courses. We also try to provide second-hand suitcases for when asylum seekers are moved on.

Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for £20 including strawberries and fizz. (£10 under-18s and students; £16 Lea Singers Friends)

Strawberries and drinks served at 6pm. Concert 6.30-7.30pm, without interval.

Venue

St. Leonard’s Church, High Street, Flamstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 8BS  map

Programme

Lili Boulanger Soir sur la plaine
Johannes Brahms Vier Quartette
Gabriel Fauré Madrigal, Op. 35
Mélanie Bonis Epithalame
Claude Débussy Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Mélanie Bonis Adoro te
Lili Boulanger Sous-bois
Amy Beach Peace I leave with you
Johannes Brahms Geistliches Lied

Lea Singers
Benjamin Kirk conductor
Greg May piano