The newest additions to the Friday Afternoons Song Bank, written by Luke Styles and Alan McKendrick, will be premiered tomorrow at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk.
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival, the premiere will take part during a concert entitled Golden Vanity, which sees young people from across the country performing Britten’s music alongside new Friday Afternoons commissions and a selection of repertoire from the project over the last 5 years.
Trebles from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School’s Schola Cantorum will premiere All Howl At Once, written by Styles and McKendrick. Eight songs from the set will be performed on stage as part of the concert, directed by Scott Price. The additional four songs from this year’s set, those written in collaboration with groups from around the country, are being premiered in the on-site phone box at Snape Maltings, with information about the group with which the piece was written.
Also forming part of the Golden Vanity Concert is a performance by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain’s Cambiata Voices, directed by Greg Hallam. Their performance will consist of a selection of 5 songs from the Friday Afternoons Song Bank, including Britten’s ‘The Ash Grove’, John Woolrich’s arrangement of ‘The Devil and the Ploughman’, Nico Muhly’s ‘Young and Old’, and Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Little Girl of Rain’ and ‘Mad Moon’.
For more information about the concert and the Aldeburgh Festival, visit: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/the-golden-vanity/