Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Dee Palmer Nuremburg Cantata Performed Live At Concert In March

Former jethro Tull keyboardist Dee Palmer sees her composition The Nuremberg Cantata performed live at a concert In Aid of the Bomber Command Memorial Fund and takes place at;
All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove BN3 3PB
Tickets are priced at £12.50/£10/£7.50 and are available from the Brighton Ticket Shop New Road Brigton or online here:

The concert features the Manheim ensemble and soloists inluding DeePalmer. Dee will play piano on her composition of the Nuremberg Cantata as part of the orhestra. The evening also include a performance of the Warsaw Concerto and Dee will be the featured soloist on this piece

The Nuremberg Cantata, KM-C is a lyric cantata for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra. Its subject is the ill-fated 1,000 bomber raid on Nuremberg during the night of 30th/ 31st March, 1944, when ninety six of our aircraft were brought down by enemy action, resulting in a huge loss of life. Commissioned by the Arundel Festival, the
Premiere, in August, 2010 was received with great acclaim.

In this moving and tuneful work - which, in one “upbeat” section hints, wittily, at the popular music styles of the 1940’s - the fallen are represented by a solo tenor, and those left behind ie the mothers, wives and sweethearts, by a female chorus and alto soloist.

Each of the nine sections of the Cantata reflects a phase in the lives of the aircrews – from their exuberant, youthful outlook in the opening chorus to their sadly predictable end in the closing and harrowing “In Paradisum”. On a personal note, KM-C was the 44 Squadron call sign of one of the Lancaster bombers lost in the raid. The pilot was a relative of the composer.

The date of the concert, March 30th, 2012 coincides with and marks the 68th anniversary of the Nuremberg Raid.
Gonzo MD Rob Ayling and his son Hunter will be attending. Rob siad
"I am really looking forward to this concert and hearing Dee's new composition and of course it is raising money for a very good cause so I hope others will also buy tickets and support the cause"

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