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13 June 2008


Seeds of change through song - preview
Cry of the Earth by Tony Biggin
  • Floral Hall, Winter Garden, Eastbourne
  • Saturday 12 July, 7
  • 30pm

  • The oratorio, Cry of the Earth, commissioned and premiered by the Quaker Festival Orchestra and Chorus, is to be performed again in the Floral Hall, Eastbourne

  • The composer, our Friend Tony Biggin, has refashioned the work to last just over an hour
  • This means that choral societies may be able to balance the contemporary concerns of the piece with something known and traditional in a first half
  • When the work was originally performed in the capacity-filled Royal Festival Hall in 1990 it was full length and that is how it has been given in performances around the country and abroad ever since
  • A shortened version that was played on Radio Merseyside paved the way for change

  • Alec Davison

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