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Composer: Rowarth, Ben

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NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Renaissance for Durham

In my notes for this evening’s concert by Renaissance, a chamber choir founded by the young singer, conductor and composer Ben Rowarth, one word kept recurring – “thoughtful”. This was a programme that had been carefully put together, and which was performed without any unnecessary flashiness or attempts to impress.
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The NCEM Composers' Awards set in context by the Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
A competition for young composers run by the National Centre for Early Music may perhaps, at first glance, sound like a contradiction, but the winning pieces, performed tonight by the Tallis Scholars in Durham Cathedral, acknowledged the glories of early polyphonic choral music whilst conveying their composers’ own distinct musical ideas.
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