Our summer programme will comprise works by the English composer Charles Villiers Stanford, including his stirring maritime choral work The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, which sets to music a poem by Tennyson describing the sea battle in 1591 between a warship commanded by Sir Richard Grenville and a vastly larger Spanish fleet. We also hope to perform Stanford’s evocative part-song The Blue Bird and to be joined by solo performers from UCS in his Songs from the Sea.
Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday 9th May in the Lecture Theatre at UCS at 7.30pm. Registration will be from 7.00 pm on Wednesday 9th May. The subscription for the term will be £30 for six rehearsals.
The concert, accompanied by piano, will be on 23rd June and will be followed by our annual Summer Party.