‘A Ceremony of Carols’ at The Red House
Group singing

‘A Ceremony of Carols’ at The Red House

Monday December 14 2015

Last week the final of our four ‘Scratch Choir’ events took place at The Red House. This is an opportunity for local singers (or anyone who wants to join in) to come together and learn a piece of music from scratch in the inspiring setting of Britten’s home. To celebrate the festive season we tackled […]

Books on a shelf

Last few weeks of ‘Britten’s Words’

Tuesday November 24 2015

Some of the poetry books Britten used when setting song texts. This year’s temporary exhibition at The Red House, Britten’s Words, considers what happens when poetry and music meet in the settings of a great composer. Over the course of his career, Benjamin Britten set texts by more than 150 individual poets, an extraordinary breadth […]

Schoolboys looking at a book

‘Britten Day’ at Lowestoft school

Tuesday November 24 2015

On the Monday closest to Britten’s 102nd birthday on 22 November, Benjamin Britten High School in Lowestoft came alive with creativity to discover and honour the schools namesake. Pupils and staff across all departments and year groups took part in a range of activities that examined Britten’s life, legacy and music and how he remains […]