English Choral Masterpieces

Saturday 19 May 2018 at 7.30pm
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR

City of Bristol Choir
The Lochrian Ensemble
David Ogden conductor
Julia Hwang violin
Esther Mallett soprano
Catherine Black leader

Vaughan Williams Benedicite
Vaughan Williams
Toward The Unknown Region
Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Hymn of Jesus

A feast of exuberant and stirring English music performed by an 80-strong choir and full orchestra.

Two choral gems by Vaughan Williams take centre stage: his youthful setting of inspirational and uplifting words by Walt Whitman in Toward The Unknown Region and his rarely-performed work Benedicite. This spirited hymn in praise of creation sets brilliant choral fanfares against exquisitely reflective passages for solo soprano.

Virtuoso violinist Julia Hwang joins the orchestra for a performance of the nation's favourite orchestral work The Lark Ascending , an evocative rhapsody of soaring violin melodies that seem to float through the air. Finzi’s Magnificat and Holst’s intensely moving and mystical Hymn of Jesus complete the programme.

Holst’s intensely moving and mystical Hymn of Jesus completes the programme.


Central stalls and central balcony £26
Side stalls and front row of side balcony £23
Second row of side balcony £19
Third row of side balcony £11
All tickets half price for students/under 18s

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