The Cambiata Voices of National Youth Boys' Choir join other young singers for Benjamin Britten's high seas adventure.


  • Britten - The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
  • Luke Styles - New works for Friday Afternoons
  • Jonathan Dove - The Little Girl of Rain
  • Arr John Woolrich - The Devil and the Ploughman
  • Nico Muhly - Young and Old
  • Britten - The Ash Grove
  • Dove - Mad Moon


In English folk song Britten found a rich seam of inspiration. Two traditional dark-hued ballads bookend the programme. His spirited seaborne vaudeville 'The Golden Vanity' is a morality tale of the outsider against the crowd and bears more than a passing allusion to his opera 'Billy Budd'.

Britten’s writing for children endured from his earliest works to his very last. Its spirit lives on in Friday Afternoons, a legacy of the Britten centenary encouraging young people to sing. Cambiata Voices, the young adult male voices of the National Youth Boys' Choir, present a selection of previous songs from the project. They’re set alongside the first performance of the 2017 commissions – in Luke Styles’ imaginative miniatures the fantastical is melded with the mundane in a child’s view of an adult world.


  • Cambiata Voices of the National Youth Boys' Choir
  • Boys of the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
  • Jubilee Opera
  • Denni Sayers (Director)
  • Greg Hallam, Ben Parry, Scott Price (Conductors)


£5 to £20 (plus booking fee)

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Part of the Aldeburgh Festival 2017