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On 22 November 2013 a selection of Friday Afternoons events were streamed live on this page, ranging from the concert hall that Britten built at Snape Maltings to the old school building in Prestatyn where Britten’s brother was Headmaster and for which Britten originally wrote the Friday Afternoons songs.

12:00 GMT

650 children from schools across Suffolk sing Friday Afternoons in Aldeburgh Music's Snape Maltings Concert Hall, built by Britten as the home of his Aldeburgh Festival in 1967.

13:15 GMT

Cambridgeshire Music performs Friday Afternoons (plus excerpts from A Ceremony of Carols) as part of Cambridge Music Festival. Conducted by Lynette Alcantara, this concert will be streamed live to up to 300 schools in Cambridgeshire who will participate by singing the songs from Friday Afternoons in a virtual concert in their own school halls.

13:30 GMT

From Jersey, Victoria College Preparatory School, Janvrin Primary School, and Grouville Primary School choirs will perform to many local primary schools.

13:30 GMT

280 children in Leeds singing Benjamin Britten's Friday Afternoons songs and a new song cycle commissioned by Opera North.

14:00 GMT

Founded in 1933, Gregynog Festival is Wales' oldest classical music festival, and this season has been curated on the theme of Great Britten. On the Friday afternoon of Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday, we are proud to make a unique contribution to the worldwide centenary celebrations by presenting songs from Friday Afternoons in the North Wales location where the cycle was composed. The performers are the tenor John Bacon and pianist Helen Mills, both Live Music Now artists. We are grateful to Walshaw Lodge for making this event possible. The score of Friday Afternoons is dedicated "To R H M Britten and the boys of Clive House, Prestatyn, 1934".

14:00 GMT


The Britten Stream is a major project devised and coordinated by Turner Sims and its Music Hub Partners in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. 300 children from Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton will sing a selection of the songs from the cycle in a live event streamed from Turner Sims. Their performance will be streamed to other schools across the country, who will join in singing with the final song.

19:00 GMT

The London Youth Choir is celebrating Britten's Centenary with a performance of Friday Afternoons alongside 13 'reflections' which have been specially commissioned from young British composers and will be premiered at this event.