|Special Parade Preview Concert||30 December 2012||13:00|
|'Christmas Cracker' Concert Series - Cadogan Hall||29 December 2012||19:30|
|'Christmas Cracker' Concert Series - Cadogan Hall||30 December 2012||19:30|
|'Grand Finale Concert'||2 January 2013||20:00|
'Grand Finale Concert for The London's New Year's Day Parade & Festival and The London International Choral Festival'.
Our Concert Season concludes with a celebration of orchestral and choral music. The Choral Festival is now in its sixth season and this concert promises to be as enthralling and diverse as the last.
An evening of music and song with a massed Choir of 150 Singers accompanied by The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Blair & Thomas Wilson.
There is a wonderful selection of music that is sure to inspire you to sing along to a final rousing performance of 'Land of Hope and Glory'.
Blest Pair of Sirens by Charles Hubert Parry
Blest pair of Sirens was written in 1887 and is a setting of Milton’s Ode, ‘At a solemn music’. It was first performed by the Bach Choir, conducted by Sir Charles Stanford, and proved to be a milestone in Parry’s fortunes and in the revival of English music.
Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, arrangement Simon Lloyd
Often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", this is a classic Academy Award-winning ballad song written for the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. Sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale, over time it would become Garland's signature song.
I Will Sing With The Spirit by John Rutter
This is a fine example of the compositional style of John Rutter: a memorable and lyrical melody and an expressive accompaniment that is an integral part of the music.
Battle Hymn of the Republic, arranged by Simon Lloyd
The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is a hymn by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body". Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861 and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time (New Testament) with the American Civil War. Since that time it has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic song.
The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) by Howard Goodall
Written in 1994 as the theme tune for the television series 'The Vicar of Dibley', for many young people under 30, this is now the only tune for The Lord is My Shepherd that they know.
Sing by Sir David Willcocks
At a summer event in 1999, The Really Big Chorus had the honour of giving the first performances of ‘Sing!’, a new composition by Sir David. For some time he had been planning a choral setting of his own words to Widor’s Toccata, which was played on the Royal Albert Hall organ by Jane Watts, with additional material for the orchestra. It was rapturously received, and, although it wasn’t realised at the time, that concert marked Sir David’s 50th performance with TRBC. (This figure is now past 75, and still rising!)
You'll Never Walk Alone by Rogers and Hammerstein, arrangement Simon Lloyd
This famous show tune is from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. In the second act, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the female protagonist Julie Jordan, sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the male lead, kills himself to avoid capture during a failed robbery. Today, the song is also sung at association football clubs around the world, this tradition began at Liverpool Football Club in the early 1960s.
All tickets are £10 and available from the 1st October.
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