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  • Writer's pictureGuy Collins

Summer Concert - Dowland, Purcell, Piaf and The Beatles

Dulwich Choral Society’s summer concert will comprise a wonderful collection of love songs through the ages, from John Dowland and Henry Purcell through Brahms and Tchaikovsky to Edith Piaf and the Beatles. 

It is intended to be a light-hearted celebration of summer, under the expert guidance of our music director Aidan Oliver, who is director of Philharmonia Voices and has recently secured the prestigious appointment of chorus director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus from Autumn 2018 onwards. Leading the choir from the piano keyboard will be our regular accompanist David Elwin.

Older music will include John Dowland’s Fine Knacks for Ladies and Thomas Tallis’s If Ye Love Me from the sixteenth century, Purcell’s seventeenth century composition If Music Be the Food of Love and Brahms’s Ich Fahr Dahin from the nineteenth century, as well as the haunting Irish melody Danny Boy, which dates back to around 1600.

From the twentieth century, the programme includes favourites such as Henri Betti’s C’est Si Bon, Edith Piaf’s La Vie en Rose and Lennon and McCartney’s All You Need Is Love.

This music for a summer’s evening will be performed at St. Stephen’s Church, College Road at 7:30 pm on Saturday June 30. All are most welcome, and there will be a bar with refreshments provided afterwards. 

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