“The orchestra was joined by the Providence Singers for the last movement, the so-called ‘Ode to Joy,’ which was one of the more moving moments in the Philharmonic’s season. The Singers sounded terrific.”


Benjamin Britten

The Britten Legacy

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

Patrick Aiken, Organist

8 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013
Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul  (Directions)

3 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013
Immaculate Conception Church  (Directions)

Program Notes

Benjamin Britten

Jubilate Deo in E flat  (1961)
Text and biographical notes

Charles Villiers Stanford

Justorum Animae  (1888)
Texts and biographical notes

Gerald Raphael Finzi

God Is Gone Up  (1951)
My Spirit Sang All Day  (1934)
Texts and biographical notes

Edward Elgar

Ave Maris Stella  (1887)
Text and biographical notes

Charles Villiers Stanford

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
From Morning, Communion and Evening Services in G, Op. 81 (1902)

Benjamin Britten

Antiphon  (1956)
Festival Te Deum  (1944)
Hymn to St. Cecilia  (1942)
Hymn to the Virgin  (1930)

Benjamin Britten

Rejoice in the Lamb  (1943)
Text and notes on the poet