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War time tunes for the next Abbotsholme Arts Society concert

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Baritone Christopher Maltman.

Baritone Christopher Maltman.

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A PROGRAMME of songs entitled revolving around war time will be performed at the next Abbotsholme Arts Society concert.

Entitled 'The Soldier – from Severn to Somme' the concert will be given by Baritone Christopher Maltman on Friday, February 28, at 8pm in the chapel of Abbotsholme School, near Uttoxeter.

Christopher will be accompanied at the piano by Joseph Middleton.

The programme commemorates the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

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The programme will include: Butterworth Loveliest of Trees, Gurney Black Stitchel, Somervell On the idle hill of summer, Butterworth Look not into my eyes, Mahler Wo die Schoenen Trompeten Blasen, Faure Les Berceaux, Ives He is there, Somervell White in the moon, Gurney Severn meadows, Mahler Revelge, Mussorgsky Commander in Chief, Gurney In Flanders, Somervell Think no more lad, Schumann Die Beiden Grenadiere, Wolf Der Tambour, Schumann Der Soldat, Finzi Channel Firing, Somervell Into my heart an air that kills, Butterworth When I was one and twenty, Butterworth The lads in their hundreds, Butterworth Is my team ploughing?, and Poulenc Lune d'Avril.

Tickets are priced at £16 – £5 for under 25s – and available by calling 01543 263304.

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