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.
*The Central Band of the Royal Air Force appears by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
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Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.