Uncovered Treasures: Bairstow in Blackburn

Uncovered Treasures, Bairstow in Blackburn
Published: 08 February 2024
Category: Featured News

Two newly discovered works by British composer Sir Edward Bairstow will be heard for the first time in living memory in a concert at Blackburn Cathedral on Wednesday 27 March, performed by Blackburn Music Society and Blackburn Chamber Choir.

Years of unstinting volunteer work by archivist Pete Asher cataloguing the documents of a blind Blackburn organist has uncovered the hymn settings. 

The concert ‘Uncovered Treasures – Bairstow in Blackburn’ showcases some of his most famous and most loved sacred works. It will be led by the musical director of both choirs and of Blackburn Cathedral, John Robinson, with organist John Hosking. 

Tickets priced £12 are available at ticketsource.co.uk/blackburn-music-events.


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