Thursday, March 11, 2010

At Duke // A Special Performance of "The Holy Sonnets of John Donne by Benjamin Britten"

Later this March will see a special performance of The Holy Sonnets of John Done by Benjamin Britten on Duke's East Campus! It's yet another exciting event organized and produced by DITA (Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts) and will be taking place Saturday, March 20, 2010. Read the press release below from Duke Divinity School for more information!


Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts and Duke University Department of Music present Benjamin Britten’s Holy Sonnets of John Donne, with Jeremy Begbie (piano) and Elizabeth Linnartz (soprano), with an introduction by Richard Hays.

The recital will be held on Saturday March 20, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building.

All are welcome and admission is free.

Linnartz Begbie Hays

Elizabeth Linnartz is Lecturer in Voice at Duke University Department of Music
Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School and director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts
Richard Hays is George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School

This cycle by Benjamin Britten sets the text of nine of the sonnets penned by John Donne:

  1. Oh my blacke Soule
  2. Batter my Heart
  3. Might those Sighes and Teares
  4. Oh, to vex me
  5. What if this present
  6. Since she whom I loved
  7. At the round Earth’s imagined corners
  8. Thou hast made me
  9. Death, be not proud

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