Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Hilary Davan Wetton Conductor
Rebecca Bottone Soprano
James Cleverton Baritone
City of London Choir
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Hilary Davan Wetton and the City of London Choir for an evening featuring some of audience's most cherished choral music.
Vaughan Williams' said that his Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus were 'reminiscences' of timeless folksongs from his childhood and the three French works in tonight's programme also find the composers in contemplative moods. We hear a reflection on the past, a request for guidance from God and a peaceful, serene Requiem for the dead.
Also looking to a place beyond time and space, Vaughan Williams' Toward the Unknown Region is a soaring setting of a visionary poem by Walt Whitman.
This concert is promoted in association with the City of London Choir.
We pleased to announce that baritone James Cleverton will join us for this concert as, due to scheduling difficulties, Edward Grint is no longer able to perform.
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