Ideals and Idylls
English and American music to celebrate Thomas Paine
Orlando Chamber Choir
James Weeks, director
The 200th anniversary of the death of the English revolutionary democrat Thomas Paine sees Orlando Chamber Choir perform a fascinating and beautiful programme of works from both Paine's native land and the country of which he was a founding father. Choral works by Billings, Tippett and Skempton, together with folksong arrangements from both lands, offer a stirring portrait of the human spirit.