Tickets on sale from 6.30pm today at Holy Trinity Church, subject to availability
Music and readings by Benjamin Britten and WH Auden
Britten On this Island
Britten Fish in the Unruffled Lakes
and poems and writings by WH Auden
Andrew Kennedy is unfortunately indisposed.
We are very grateful to Robin Tritschler for agreeing to replace him at very short notice.
Robin Tritschler Tenor
Alex JenningsÂ Reader
Iain BurnsideÂ Piano
A celebration of the unique relationship of Britten and Auden, reflecting themes that concerned them both in the 1930s: love, travel, politics, the rise of fascism and impending war.
LITERARY BRITTEN PROGRAMME
Benjamin Britten (1913â€“76) On this Island Op 11:
Let the florid music praise
W.H. Auden (1907â€“73) Danse Macabre (January 1937)
Britten Now the leaves are falling fast
Auden Whither? (from A Voyage, January 1938)
Auden Night Mail (1935)
Auden Dear, though the night is gone (March 1936)
Britten As it is, plenty
Auden The Composer
Britten Sechs HÃ¶lderlin-Fragmente
Auden Tell me the truth about love (January 1938)
Britten Funeral Blues
Auden Deathâ€™s Echo (September 1936)
Britten When youâ€™re feeling like expressing your affection
Auden Lullaby (January 1937)
Britten (arr.) At the mid hour of night (Irish folksong)
Auden Letter to Britten (undated)
Britten Fish in the unruffled lakes
Auden Letter to Britten (August 1938)
Britten To lie flat on the back
Auden Letter to Britten (2 July 1943)
Lennox Berkeley (1903â€“89) Night covers up the rigid land
(poem by Auden dedicated to Britten)
Auden Letter to Britten (31 January 1942)
Letter to Britten (February/March 1942)
Britten Underneath the abject willow
â€œAlex Jennings is superb as the pained, prissily fastidious Brittenâ€
The Daily Telegraph
â€œPlayed with skill and panache by Iain Burnsideâ€
Running time 1 hour 30 mins
Festival Talk: Meet Iain Burnside at 1.15pm on 19 September.
Venue: Â The Waterside Bistro, 1-5 Waterside, Haddington, EH41 4AT.
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