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.
A rare modern performance of the complete trilogy of cantatas
7:15pm Saturday, July 28 2012
£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’
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,...