Autumn Concert ~ 2013
Benjamin Britten ~ Rejoice in the Lamb

Rejoice in the Lamb is a festival cantata for four soloists, SATB choir, and organ composed in 1943 and based on the poem Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722-1771).

The poem, written while Smart was in an insane asylum, is a highly idiosyncratic and ecstatic praise and worship of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way. The cantata was commissioned by the Rev. Canon Walter Hussey for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the consecration of St Matthew's Church, Northampton.

It lasts about 17 minutes and is divided into eight sections.

Read about Benjamin Britten.
Programme notes courtesy of Wikipedia.
This will be the choir's 2nd. performance. DCU last sang this work on 14th. November, 1998 (133rd season).
Benjamin Britten