Student’s work to play in cathedral

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MUSIC composed by a Durham University student will be performed as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Ben Rowarth, from Hexham, won the 19-25 age category in the National Centre for Early Music 2012 Composers’ Awards.

His winning composition will be performed in concert at Durham Cathedral by The Tallis Scholars on June 2, in a programme of music that spans the centuries.

They will be joined by Durham Cathedral Choir for part of the concert, singing works for double choir by Palestrina and Giovanni Gabrieli.

It will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for The Early Music Show, and takes place over the Diamond Jubilee weekend to mark the celebrations

Peter Phillips, director of The Tallis Scholars, said: “Once again it is a great pleasure for us to have the opportunity to showcase young talent in a magnificent space.

“What more could a composer of sacred music want than to be performed alongside Palestrina and Taverner in a building like Durham Cathedral?”

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