Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Fortismere Music Centre
Fortismere School
Muswell Hill

N10 1NS


Benjamin BrittenA Ceremony of Carols: Excerpts
Aleksandr BorodinPrince Igor: Polovtsian Dances


Cathal Garvey – Conductor
John Eady – Accompanist

Fortismere Community Choir

Programme Note

All singers, new or experienced, are warmly invited to join us for our next Come & Sing on Saturday 15th June in Muswell Hill, North London. The morning will preview one of our Christmas pieces - Britten's Ceremony of Carols - and the afternoon will take a look at Borodin's Polovtsian Dances which is being performed by Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra on 6th July.

The five movements of the Britten we're going to cover are:
Wolcom Yole! / There is no rose / Balulalow / As Dew in Aprille and This Little Babe. Britten originally wrote the piece for children's choir, but we're singing a later SATB arrangement. Many of the movements are written as rounds or call-and-response pieces – lyrically simple for the sake of the children performing, yet brilliant and dramatic. Understandably one of Britten's best-known and most-performed choral works!

Just £10 for the day, the workshop will be led by Cathal Garvey with John Eady accompanying. Book at or pay on the door.

Come & Sing Workshop in Muswell Hill on 15th June

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