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Ceremony of Carols

Britten Centenary Christmas


2013 marks 100 years since the birth of Benjamin Britten, and our celebration of his centenary year concludes with a trio of gorgeous holiday works. His beloved classic A Ceremony of Carols is paired with his youthful choral tour-de-force, A Boy was Born. Also included is Conrad Susa's delightful Carols and Lullabies - Christmas in the Southwest. You may be wondering: what is a suite of Spanish-language Christmas carols with marimba and guitar doing on a Britten program? It all makes perfect sense: Susa created this work specifically as a colorful companion piece to Britten's Ceremony of Carols!

Saturday, December 14, 2013
3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Pre-Concert Lectures at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Chapel at Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

Presented with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Britten-Pears Foundation.

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