For the Fallen - The Spirit of England

26 November 2012 / 19:30

£10 - 30

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Walton Henry V Suite
George Butterworth A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody for Orchestra
Parry The Chivalry of the Sea
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Elgar The Spirit of England

City of London Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton
Claire Rutter soprano
Clio Gould violin

This quintessentially British programme reveals the responses of five great composers to the trauma of two world wars. Contrasting with Walton’s stirring film score of 1944, Vaughan Williams’ hymn to the English countryside and Butterworth’s darkly prophetic tone poem provide a poignant backdrop for powerful elegies by Elgar and Parry to “the glorious dead” of WWI.

Benefits the Queen's Nursing Institute (registered charity no. 213128

Promoted by City of London Choir


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