The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha

A rare modern performance of the complete trilogy of cantatas

7:15pm Saturday, July 28 2012

Coronation Hall, Ulverston

£17 (balcony), £12 (stalls) Allocated Seating

Sir John Fisher Foundation & Hadfield Trust

Coleridge TaylorHiawatha’s Wedding Feast 32’The Death of Minnehaha 36’Hiawatha’s Departure 46’

LDSM 2012 opens with Coleridge-Taylor’s setting of Longfellow’s narrative poem, ‘The Song of Hiawatha’. Once the most popular choral work in England after the ‘Messiah’, with regular ‘Prom’ performances under Sir Malcolm Sargeant, the trilogy has close connections with Cumbria. An early performance in 1901 at the Mary Wakefield Festival was conducted by the composer. This surging tuneful music reflects the joys and pains of the Native Americans.

Event artists
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano)

Lesley-Jane Rogers is heralded as one of the most versatile soloists of today, and is renowned for her captivating and evocative performances. An established concert soloist, she specialises in oratorio,... read more

Nicholas Hurndall Smith (tenor)

Nicholas Hurndall Smith studied music at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he was organ scholar.  He was soon lured out of the organ loft, and on being offered a contract... read more

David Kempster (baritone)

Born in Chirk, North Wales, David Kempster studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.   He won the Young Welsh Singer Competition in 1998, and in 1999 represented... read more

New Millenium Chorus

This is the chorus of the Cumbria Choral Initiative first assembled in 2000 for CCI's inaugural concert of Beethoven's 'Missa Solemnis'. Its members are drawn from a wide area of... read more

Ian Jones Conductor

Ian Jones is an experienced choral director of his own Levens Choir, founded in 1975, and of the Eversley Choir. His musical tastes are wide-ranging: his choirs have worked on... read more

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