A Child of Our Time

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Hope Street
Liverpool
L1 9BP

Tel: 0151 709 3789

A Child of Our Time

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ELEANOR ALBERGA _Tower_
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS _Songs of Travel *_
TIPPETT _A Child of Our Time *_

MARTYN BRABBINS _conductor_
NARDUS WILLIAMS _soprano_
KATHRYN RUDGE _mezzo-soprano_
ELGAN LLŶR THOMAS _tenor_
RODERICK WILLIAMS _baritone_
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

Individual lives tell the stories for this programme. Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga is inspired by the memory of a dear friend, a “tower of strength”, with music that brings a character to life. Meanwhile, Vaughan Williams tells the tale of a vagabond on his travels who demands “give to me the life I love”. Tippett’s oratorio relates the tragedy of an individual’s desperate act, and over 80 years after its premiere, still resonates with its themes of oppression and disenfranchisement. His use of African-American spirituals to evoke, as he put it, those “cast out from the centre of our society onto the fringes” is as pertinent now as it was then. This performance will be signed by BSL interpreter, Paul Whittaker OBE.

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A Child of Our Time (24 June 2023)
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Saturday19:30

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