Shoreham Chamber Choir celebrates Lloyd Webber centenary

S08541H14 St Mary de Haura Church is the setting for the concert
S08541H14 St Mary de Haura Church is the setting for the concert

SHOREHAM Chamber Choir is holding a centenary celebration of the music of William Lloyd Webber in Shoreham tonight.

The choir says the concert, at St Mary de Haura Church at 8pm, is a key event in the musical life of the community.

William Lloyd Webber, distinguished composer and father of composer/producer Andrew Lloyd Webber and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, was born in 1914.

Shoreham Chamber Choir marks the centenary of his birth with a performance of his Christmas cantata, Born A King.

William Lloyd Webber was made a CBE in 1980 for services to music. His music has recently enjoyed resurgence and has been described in The Guardian as ‘skillfully and sumptuously scored ... music as sensuous as any you will find from a British composer’. A celebration of his music and life took place earlier this year at St Martin’s in the Fields, London.

The Shoreham concert is conducted by Stuart Hutchinson, who has a working association with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, having conducted the world première production of Aspects of Love.

Also featured in the concert programme are Morten Lauridsen’s celebrated O Magnum Mysterium, a great favourite of Classic FM listeners, together with celebrated choral works for Advent by Bruckner, Byrd and Stanford.

Tickets are £7, available at the door.