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The Two Moors Festival

Sunday 14th October 2012, 18:30

St Pancras' Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor

A concert to celebrate Charles Dickens' birth in 1812

Donald Maxwell: Baritone

Marcus Farnsworth: Baritone

Anna Tilbrook: Piano

An evening of Victorian songs could not be a more appropriate way of celebrating Charles Dickens’s birthday. The era was famous for its musical gatherings around the fire, or in the newly emerging theatre where the rich mingled with the poor or in the salons of the wealthy. It was the ‘done thing’ to congregate at the piano and sing the many songs of the period. This programme has been meticulously researched by Anna Tilbrook and contains several songs that are mentioned in Dickens’ Pickwick Papers and Our Mutual Friend.