London Concert Choir – Rachmaninov: Vespers – 7:45pm
Conductor: Mark Forkgen
London Concert Choir’s season continues with one of Rachmaninov’s own favourite compositions. In words from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil, the Vespers explores the ideas of Christ in divine and human form, climaxing in the dramatic recounting of the Resurrection and a magnificent hymn to the Mother of God.
Rachmaninov’s transcendent music incorporates religious chants (some are ancient and some are his original compositions), using the unaccompanied choir to create exquisite harmonies with colour and precision.
The Vespers is enchanting and uplifting, with extremely low bass parts and rich vocal lines inviting meditative contemplation. It is now regarded as the culminating achievement of Russian Orthodox choral music, and indeed one of the composer’s greatest masterpieces
The work was originally scheduled for performance in March 2020, but the concert had to be cancelled at the start of the pandemic.
Opera Holland Park – Messa di Gloria Giacomo Puccini – 7:30pm
Ahead of his return to Opera Holland Park as Canio in Pagliacci, tenor David Butt Philip joins baritone Ross Ramgobin, conductor John Andrews, the Opera Holland Park chorus and City of London Sinfonia in a special performance of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.Read More
Battersea Choral Society sings Brahms and Cherubini – 7:30pm
Battersea Choral Society sings Brahms and Cherubini
Join us for a spectacular evening of choral music at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, UK. The excellent Battersea Choral Society will be performing by Brahms' Schicksalslied and Cherubini's Requiem, with Sam Evans conducting the Battersea Ensemble. Don't miss this extraordinary musical experience!