CADOGAN HALL, LONDON
Howells Behold, O God our Defender
Vaughan Williams Five Variants on Dives & Lazarus
Nicholas O’Neill Tu Es Petrus (premiere)
Gounod Messe solennelle (St Cecilia)
Simon Over conductor
Ilona Domnich soprano
David Webb tenor
James McOran-Campbell baritone
Combining exquisite orchestral writing and the power of a full chorus, Poulenc’s Gloria blends joyful passages with moments of reflection, while Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass was described by Saint-Saëns as being like the dazzling dawn light. Howells wrote for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, while Vaughan Williams’ luscious variations for harp and string orchestra reshapes a traditional English folk melody.
Tickets £17, £25, £30
Cadogan Hall Box Office
t: 020 7730 4500
This programme is also being performed in Paris on Tuesday 3 May.