Britten's Five Canticles
Tenor - Guy Withers
Alto - Jessica Haig
Baritone - James Schouten
Piano - Robert Court
Horn - Tom Taffinder
Harp - Llewelyn Ifan Jones
Directed by Roxana Haines
Sonic sound-scape designed by George Drake Jr.
Newly formed performance company Indomitable Productions presents its debut production in celebration of Britten's centenary with a wholly new and innovative dramatization of Britten's Five Canticles, a beautiful set of songs for a small ensemble of performers. Supported by Britten100, St David's Hall, Arts Active, Cardiff Council and Cardiff University School of Music, the production will tour three centres (Cardiff, Bristol and Bath) in early December. Joined by renowned speaker, conductor, educator and Britten expert, Jonathan James of The Bristol Pre-Conservatoire, The Five Canticles is an evening spectacle you won't forget. This thought-provoking production asks questions not only of Britten's music, but of his love and life also, focusing on the darkest and brightest moments of a person's existence. Tour dates and details below.
This production is supported by Britten100, St David's Hall, Arts Active, Cardiff Council and Cardiff University School of Music.
"In the anniversary year of what would have been Britten’s 100th birthday, Indomitable Productions bring an ensemble presentation of Benjamin Britten’s Five Canticles to life. Director Roxana Haines engages the diverse collaborative efforts of musicians, singers and performers in to a singular time transcending narrative.....The performance was evoking with a beauty of the music combined with some emotionally and convincingly staged scenes especially when the triple threat of Withers, Haig and Schouten combined in Canticle IV. Tenor Guy Withers is steadfast in his performance throughout all five Canticles sustaining great control and developing character empathy as the Epic Canticle adventure peaked." - Claire Seymour/Theatre Bath