A musician born in Long Buckby will see his work performed at Northampton on Saturday.
David Owen Norris, who attended Daventry Grammar School, will see his piece Turning Points played at St Matthew’s Church starting at 7.30pm.
Turning Points is a forty-minute piece for chorus, children’s choir, vocal soloists, orchestra, brass band, electric guitars, and piano.
Celebrating the values of democracy, it draws its texts from sources as disparate as Sir Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Malala Yousafzai, and an angry crowd in Ferguson, Missouri, protesting just last year against the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. These urgent contemporary words are setagainst the backdrop of history: 2015 sees the anniversaries of Magna Carta (1215), Agincourt (1415) and Waterloo (1815), important turning points in the march of history.
Tickets for the concert cost between £5 and £15. They can be bought on the door.