Tennyson: Words & Music
The Tennyson Anniversary Concert
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, one of Lincolnshire’s greatest sons and Poet Laureate for much of Queen Victoria’s reign, died in October 1892. This evening of music and words, in the atmospheric space of the Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral, is a celebration of his work, a look at his life and a chance to explore part of his legacy.
Tennyson was born in Lincolnshire and spent his formative years in the county. He became Poet Laureate in 1850 and became a peer of the realm in 1888, just 4 years before his death.
Put together by composer Robert Steadman, poet Steve Cawte and violinist Hannah Borrill, and performed by them with a chamber ensemble, the concert will feature readings of Tennyson’s poems alongside settings of his words to music and compositions inspired by his writings including The Charge of the Light Brigade, Crossing the Bar and The Lady of Shallot.”Book now