Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at 3:00pm

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

Benjamin Britten Retrospective

The performance at Trinity Church will feature Rejoice in the Lamb, Hymn to St. Cecilia, Festival Te Deum, Hymn to the Virgin and selections from Five Flower Songs. Also on the program are two Part Songs that provide a rare glimpse of the earliest choral music of Britten. Schenectady-based Trevor Kahlbaugh will accompany all of the choral works for organ.



Britten 100 celebrates the centenary of the composer Benjamin Britten, who was born on November 22, 1913, It encompasses over 1,500 performances in more than 140 cities around the world from September 2012 to August 2014, and is coordinated by the Britten-Pears Foundation.
Special guests on the program are the South Hadley Children’s Chorus: West Choir directed by Catharine Melhorn, and the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus Concert Choir directed by K.C. Conlan. They will sing Britten’s Friday Afternoons, twelve children’s songs with piano accompaniment. Ms. Melhorne served 36 years as Choral Director at Mount Holyoke College and was President of the American Choral Directors Association, Massachusetts chapter. Ms. Conlan teaches vocal music at The Common School in Amherst.


All tickets are $20 and are available at the door or in advance by email from Phone: 518-791-0185. Trinity Church is located at 88 Walker Street in Lenox. Those interested in more information can visit