Vivid depictions of the sea, virtuosic piano lines, and lavish musical forces: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir celebrate 150 years since Ralph Vaughan Williams’s birth.
This evening of two halves champions both Vaughan Williams’s well-loved and lesser-known works. We hear Vaughan Williams in his full and mighty force, in the well-loved restless, capricious and majestic Sea Symphony, led by star soloists Roderick Williams and Sophie Bevan. Before that, pianist Mark Bebbington begins the evening with a flourish, taking centre-stage as soloist in the unusual Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm Tune, as well as in the dancing melodies of Vaughan Williams’s jazz-influenced, passionate Piano Concerto in C.
In the choir’s 2016 performance of Dona nobis pacem here, the Guardian said their ‘handling of the Vaughan Williams… was an achievement of which it can be proud’. Under the baton of Hilary Davan Wetton once again, this will be a deserved celebration of the ground-breaking composer.
Promoted by CLC Orchestral Promotions Ltd
Generously supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust
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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
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
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.