“Time Becomes A Song” London Premiere Thursday 25th June 7pm

Illumination Chamber Choir, conducted by Alexander Campkin, will give the first London performance of Janet’s popular song cycle of John Clare poems. Clare’s powerful evocation of nature and of his intense feelings for his first love are matched by the choral agility and melting beauty of the musical settings.

Commissioned in 2009 by the family of Alfred Tealby, with support from OCR, the work was first performed in a special celebration of the life and work of John Clare in Glinton Church (where he attended school) near his birthplace in Helpston, Cambridgeshire.