What's on Music Howard Blake 80th Birthday Celebration Concert Presented by the 30th St Albans International Organ Festival Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm Howard Blake BENEDICTUS Programme also to include: Rise of the House of Usher Walking in the Air Speech after Long Silence Songs of Truth and Glory Academy of St Martin in the Fields St Albans Bach Choir Howard Blake with Andrew Lucas conductor The Dean of St Albans narrator Dong-ill Shin organ Peter Auty tenor Rosie Ventris viola Julian Trevelyan piano This special concert marks the recent 80th birthday of one of Britain’s best-loved living composers. Howard Blake OBE has an inspired gift for melody. Quite simply, he writes beautiful music – The Snowman and much, much more. The definitive version of the dramatic oratorio Benedictus, one of Blake’s finest choral works, was premiered in St Albans Cathedral in 1986. Sponsored by Howard Blake OBE This concert is being held at St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 1BY Image: Copyright © Snowman Enterprises Limited 2019. THE SNOWMAN™ is a trade mark of Snowman Enterprises Limited. ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs. Tickets: Premium - Centre front with full view £30 Classic - Centre middle with full view £22 Standard Plus - Centre back with full view or restricted view £15 No View - No view, unreserved side aisles £12 You might also be interested in: Three Choirs Concert You might also be interested in: Il Pegaso Wheelchair spaces and carer discounts can only be booked through the Box Office. Please call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral.