This website is the official clearing-house for information about the worldwide celebration of Benjamin Britten's centenary. The site was developed on behalf of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Britten's music publishers. Project manager: Kevin Gosling.

Site design and Britten 100 logo: Spy Studio

Site build and hosting: System Simulation Ltd using the ContentIndex+ content management system. Lead engineer: Sacha Varma. Project director: Michael Selway.

Homepage music:
The prelude to Britten's opera Gloriana, written in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Orchestra of Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras. Recording: (P) 1993 Decca Music Group Ltd. Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd. Available from Decca Classics.

Audio sampler:
Database compiled by Stephanie Woodworth with help from Chris Milton, Dr Lucy Walker, Dr Nick Clark and Kevin Gosling. Data includes abridged versions of notes originally prepared for various repertoire guides and catalogues by Paul Kildea, Paul Spicer, Lloyd Moore and Paul Banks.

Design: Ben Stirling. Flash development: Redannick Ltd. Grateful thanks to all the music publishers and recording companies named within the sampler for permission to use the audio clips for which they hold copyright. 

Events data:
Thanks to Boosey & Hawkes and Faber Music for event data feeds, and to Familiar Fields for compiling events data for Suffolk and Norfolk.