Choir of Canterbury Cathedral to Join Richard Alston Dance Company at Marlowe Theatre, 12-13 Feb

Choir of Canterbury Cathedral to Join Richard Alston Dance Company at Marlowe Theatre, 12-13 Feb

THE CHOIR of Canterbury Cathedral join Richard Alston Dance Company for a world premiere at The Marlowe Theatre next month.

The young singers, and their Director, David Flood, will be on stage for a dance set to Benjamin Britten's Rejoice In The Lamb, with words by the 18th century poet, Christopher Smart.

A long-time fan of Britten, Alston has made more dances to his work in his 45-year career than to any other composer. Especially for Canterbury, he has chosen to present a triple bill of Britten's music. The company will once again perform A Ceremony Of Carols, premiered at The Marlowe in 2012, and which includes the celebrated and local harpist, Camilla Pay. The third piece on the bill is Illuminations, revived for Britten's centenary last year and which paints a vivid picture of the wild young genius, Arthur Rimbaud.

Richard Alston Dance Company are at The Marlowe Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February. Tickets, priced from £11 to £23, are from the Box Office on 01227 787787, or at marlowetheatre.com.

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