ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Jonathan Dove There Was a Child
Ben Gernon conductor
National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and leading international youth choirs
Eight of the world’s foremost youth choirs join together for a major performance of Jonathan Dove’s cantata that chronicles a young life, from birth through childhood to maturity. Through the words of Wordsworth, Keats, Whitman and more, the wonder, playfulness, mischief and adventure of childhood are celebrated.
Singers from South Africa, Latvia, Israel, USA, Indonesia, Norway, Hong Kong and Great Britain sing as one, accompanied by the equally diverse musicians of Southbank Sinfonia.