Concert to mark 9/11 anniversary

TIDESWELL Singers are to perform a commemoration concert in the magnificent Cathedral of the Peak to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks.

The concert will be held at St John’s Church in Tideswell on Sunday September 11, at 7pm.

The title of the concert, ‘Flights of Angels’, is a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet which was part of the text used by Sir John Tavener in his ‘Song for Athene’ - a beautiful piece many will recognise from the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

It will be one of several contemplative pieces Tideswell Singers will sing at this concert recognising the tenth anniversary of tragic events in New York on September 11, 2001.

The programme will include pieces of beautiful and uplifting music which have been chosen to mark the solemnity of the occasion and to invite the audience to reflect on the wonder and fragility of life.

They include ‘Agnus Dei’ and ‘Benedictus’ from ‘The Armed Man’, a mass for peace by Welsh composer by Karl Jenkins, which was first performed in London in 2000, and Tavener’s ‘Song for Athene’.

All the pieces are by British or American composers from the 20th and 21st centuries, and demonstrate the wealth of styles in our great choral tradition with influences from rock and pop, the Orthodox church and Africa.

Tickets are £7.50 (£5 concessions), including an informative programme.