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.
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
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.