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Sat, 10 Nov


St John's Smith Square

"Remembrance" - London Choral Sinfonia

The London Choral Sinfonia launches its 2018-19 season with a concert of reflection and remembrance, on the eve of the Centenary of Armistice Day.

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"Remembrance" - London Choral Sinfonia
"Remembrance" - London Choral Sinfonia

Time & Location

10 Nov 2018, 19:30

St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA, UK

About the event

The London Choral Sinfonia

Kim-Lillian Strebel - soprano

Anna Harvey - alto

Nick Pritchard - tenor

Duncan Rock - bass

Michael Waldron - conductor

Arvo Pärt

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten


Songs of Farewell


Requiem in D minor K626

The concert opens with Pärt's haunting Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, and continues with Hubert Parry's tender Songs of Farewell. Composed during the First World War, Parry wrote these arresting settings in the knowledge that he himself did not have much time left – he died two years after their completion.

In a continuation of the LCS's Requiem Project, the programme culminates with the Mozart Requiem, a work filled with agony, anger, triumph and beauty.

There is a pre-concert recital at 6.30pm.

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