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  1. Long, tedious process ahead to save historical State Theatre, Hong Kong heritage chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    ... in a league of top classical stars including violinist Isaac Stern, cellist Pierre Fournier and composer Benjamin Britten. The 1,400-seat hall, which is now a snooker parlour, is one of the city's last post-war stand-alone theatre structures. Lam ...

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    Wednesday Dec 7 | Gulfshore Life

    Gulfshore Opera presents a Renaissance style Christmas pageant. Two Christmas cantatas: A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and Laud to the Nativity by Ottorino Respighi, under the baton of Met conductor and Ft.

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  3. Red Bank: Four Big Christmas EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 7 | Red Bank Green

    ... the vocal ensemble under the direction of Reid Masters for performances of the haunting title piece by Benjamin Britten, based on a collection of medieval verse, and Frank Ferko's "A Festival of Carols," a 2002 work based on texts by 19th century ...

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  4. Girlsa Choir of Wilmington will perform in concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 3 | The Sampson Independent

    The Girls' Choir of Wilmington, celebrating its 20th seaso,n will present two free holiday concerts on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1219 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington. Entitled "A Ceremony of Carols and Songs of Inspiration", the concerts include classic work for treble choir and harp by Benjamin Britten as well as inspiring songs like "River of Jordan" and "Light One Candle."

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  5. Opera review: Billy Budd, Festival Theatre, EdinburghRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 2 | Sunday Herald

    ... seasonal booing of Alastair Miles's John Claggart at the curtain call of Opera North's superb production of Benjamin Britten's masterpiece, but we all knew we had witnessed a very sophisticated production of a complex adult work a long way from ...

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  6. Children's Chorus, Junior Strings to usher in holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... seventh- to 12th-graders, the Concert Chorus's performance will include works from "Ceremony of Carols"A by Benjamin Britten, "Mary's Little Boy Child"A and the harp-accompanied "Ava Maria."A The High School Ensemble's ninth- through 12th-graders ...

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  7. Opera review: Inspiring rendition of the nautical classic, Billy BuddRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 27 | Sunday Herald

    BILLY BUDD by Britten; Opera North; Gand Theatre; Leeds, UK; 15 October 2016; RODERICK WILLIAMS as Billy Budd; GARRY WALKER - Conductor; ORPHA PHELAN - Director; LESLIE TRAVERS - Set & Co AS Scotland's performing arts scene prepares to adorn itself with baubles and wrap itself in tinsel, Leeds-based Opera North offer us a final chance to see some high-quality, non-Christmassy fare before the theatrical festivities take over our theatres entirely. In truth, however, this exceptional production of Benjamin Britten's masterwork Billy Budd is an early Christmas gift to opera lovers.

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  8. O Come All Ye Faithful to Watford Philharmonic Society's annual Christmas concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | Watford Observer

    ... three years ago after being approached to be their guest conductor for a piece called The War Requiem by Benjamin Britten. At that time, they were also looking for a new musical director, as the previous one, Terry Edwards was retiring at that time, ...

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  9. Opera review: Inspiring rendition of the nautical classic, Billy BuddRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 27 | Sunday Herald

    ... theatrical festivities take over our theatres entirely. In truth, however, this exceptional production of Benjamin Britten's masterwork Billy Budd (which alternates in this programme with a Puccini double bill of Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica) is an ...

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  10. Best classical concerts of the week: VocalEssence for the holidays,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 27 | Star Tribune

    In 1942, on a shipboard journey from America to his native England, Benjamin Britten wrote "A Ceremony of Carols," one of the more beautiful compositions associated with the Christmas season. Though often sung by boy sopranos, the piece was originally conceived for women's voices.

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  11. British opera premieres at Russia's BolshoiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 25 | Reuters

    The English National Opera presents a joint production of Benjamin Britten's opera 'Billy Budd' at Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. Jayson Mansaray reports.

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  12. "Billy Budd" opera premieres on Russia's Bolshoi stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 25 | Reuters

    Nov 25 British composer Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" comes to Russia's Bolshoi Theatre in a new production based on the novel by Herman Melville. The opera about a naive seaman in the British Navy has been co-produced with the English National Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin and premieres in Moscow on Friday.

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  13. 'The Rose in Winter' - Christmas Concert with La Nova SingersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | Western Gazette

    ... through songs featuring the image of the rose in winter as a metaphor for the Virgin Mary. Music by Verdi, Benjamin Britten, Howard Goodall and John Rutter will be featured; plus favourite carols like 'Away in a Manger', 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' ...

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  14. Boychoir Back on Track After Reorganization With Busy Schedule and Two Area ConcertsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 23 | Town Topics

    ... Rob Kapilow on the series What Makes it Great? in collaboration with the radio station WWFM and performs Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols . The December 18 concert features the same work, along with other classic holiday music and a ...

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  15. Music festival postponed but not cancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | Slovak Spectator

    ... concert. In it, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Bratislava Boys' Choir sing Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, with soloists' nationalities arranged according to the composer's original wish: the soprano Russian (Tatiana ...

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  16. Florida Orchestra connects sea-themed works, old and newRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 12 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... in delivering a message that was uniquely theirs, and uniquely ours. It began with Four Sea Interludes , by Benjamin Britten, from his opera, Peter Grimes . The story follows a fisherman in a coastal village, falsely accused in the death of his ...

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  17. PNB's Brief Fling another exceptional program of danceRead the original story

    Friday Nov 11 | Seattle Gay News

    ... in Granger's 'English Country Garden' sequences. 'Forgotten Land' (1981) Choreography: Jiri Kylian Music: Benjamin Britten The star of the evening, for its deeply affective, meditative complexity, is Kylian's 'Forgotten Land,' performed by six ...

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  18. BWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Shows Sophistication and FlairRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 9 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... painter Edvard Munch. Gloomy, brooding, yet ethereal and fantasy-like, the work takes its inspiration from Benjamin Britten 's 1939 Sinfonia da Requiem , and depicts the harsh but romantic elements of land and sea in Britten's East Anglia ...

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  19. North Valley Symphony Orchestra to perform holiday concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Sonoran News

    ... Claus: Christmas Symphony by William Henry Fry, The Holly and the Ivy by Malcolm Arnold, Men of Goodwill by Benjamin Britten, and the ever-popular Nutcracker Suite #1 by Tchaikovsky. There will be an appearance by Santa Claus with free photo ...

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  20. Review of Billy Budd at Leeds Grand TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | Wharfedale Observer

    Benjamin Britten's testosterone oozing choral opera is set on the high seas aboard a gun ship during the French Wars in the 1790s. An all male cast of sixty portraying the ship's company is centred on just three pivotal characters - the equivocal Captain Vere, Commander of "HMS Indomitable", John Claggart the Master-at-Arms, and the eponymous Able Seaman Billy Budd.

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