Battersea Choral Society Presents Music for a Summer's Evening
On Saturday 16 June, Battersea Choral Society would like to share its performance of glorious music for a summers evening; whilst appreciating the compositions and texts from these great composers and poets.
Interspersed with splendid pieces for orchestra and solo violin, we shall look forward to welcoming you to a feast at this thrilling concert.
Orchestra: THE BATTERSEA ENSEMBLE
Sam Evans CONDUCTOR
Venue: Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Massenet Méditation from Thaïs - Natasha Hall, violin
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending - Jamie Campbell, violin
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
The Cantique is a setting of words by the 17th century dramatist and poet Jean Racine. It was Faurés first significant award-winning composition, written in 1865 at the age of twenty, whilst he was in his final year at the École Niedermeyer.
The Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) is an orchestrally accompanied choral setting of a poem written by Friedrich Hölderlin and is one of the shortest of Brahms's major choral works. It is considered to be one of Brahmss best, along with Ein deutsches Requiem. In October 1871 it premièred in Karlsruhe.
Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the most influential figures in English music, used the words from American poet Walt Whitmans script, Toward the Unknown Region, to create a remarkable marriage of music and text. This inspiring piece premièred in Leeds in 1907.
Holy Trinity Sloane Square (View)
London SW1X 9BZ
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|