Spring Concert 2024

5:30pm, Sat, 23 Mar 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 5:30pm
    Duration: 2
    Venue: 5 High St, Harrow HA1 3HP
    Description: Spring Concert 2024
    This Spring we commence our concert with Ludwig van Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, dating back to 1814.  Written in memory of Eleonore Pasqualati, the wife of his long-standing friend and patron Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati zu Osterberg, this short choral piece, alternates between quiet pain and drama and with a discreet string accompaniment. We will also be singing Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan William to complete the first half.  Composed around the same time as the Sea Symphony and premiered at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester in September 1911, Five Mystical Songs set to music poems by the seventeenth-century Anglican priest and poet George Herbert. Baritone soloist Julien van Mellaerts, winner of the Maureen Forrester Prize and the German Lied Award in 2018, amongst many other prestigious awards, will be performing with the choir. 

    Felix Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang), which Mendelssohn himself describes as a 'symphonic cantata' will be performed in the second half. The choir will be joined by soprano soloists, Danni O'Neill and Kirsty O'Neill, in addition to the tenor soloist, John-Colyn Gyeantey