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RAF Centenary Concert

100 Years of British Music

Roderick Williams standing against wall

London Concert Choir celebrates the RAF’s 100th Anniversary with a new work by Roderick Williams and music by British composers of the last 100 years, including Parry, Walton and Britten.

This concert of 100 years of British music culminates in the world premiere of a major choral work by Roderick Williams, which has been commissioned to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force and provide a musical legacy of the event. With the setting of a wide range of aviation poetry at its heart, the work conveys the essence of significant episodes in the RAF’s history in choral movements interspersed with vignettes narrated by Sophie Raworth and Martin Shaw.

The concert begins with magnificent Coronation anthems by Parry and Walton, Britten’s engaging Simple Symphony for strings, and stirring music from the RAF Band. 

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