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


St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Street


Ralph Vaughan WilliamsFive Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Camille Saint-SaƫnsSymphony no.2, Op.55
Sergei RachmaninovVocalise, Op.34 no.14
Aaron CoplandQuiet City
Samuel BarberKnoxville: Summer of 1915
George ButterworthThe Banks of Green Willow


Matthew Andrews – Conductor
Catherine May – mezzo-soprano

Academy of St Thomas

Programme Note

This year marks the centenary of the American Ambassador, John Davis, unveiling the bust of Abraham Lincoln which sits proudly in St Andrew’s Church Hingham, the very church in which Samuel Lincoln was baptised on the 24th of August 1622.

To celebrate this AST will be performing a concert on Saturday 14th September in St Andrew’s Church Hingham featuring Anglo-American connections to highlight the links between Abraham Lincoln and the Parish of Hingham.

The concert begins by setting the scene in the English countryside with Vaughan Williams and Butterworth before crossing the pond for Barber’s haunting performance of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Catherine May. Rachmaninov emigrated to America and gave his last recital in Knoxville. Saint-Saens toured the USA to great acclaim, so the concert will conclude with his second symphony.

For this concert, we are joined by the Canadian soprano Catherine May and her husband conductor Matthew Andrews. Both these artists are well known to Norwich Phil audiences and we are delighted to be working with them both again.



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