Three Choirs Festival Vaughan Williams 'A Sea Symphony'
Mendelssohn 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage'
Joseph Phibbs new commission
Vaughan Williams 'A Sea Symphony'
Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Adrian Partington with soloists Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Owen Gilhooly (baritone).
First performed in 1828, ‘Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage’ is an orchestral concert overture inspired by Beethoven's 1815 cantata of the same name, set to 2 poems by Goethe. Commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra/Anvil Arts the Phibbs commission will get 2 prior performances, in Basingstoke on June 22nd, 2012 and the Festival Hall on June 28th, 2012 conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The ‘Sea Symphony’ is one of the first symphonies to use a choir as an integral part of the work. First performed at the Leeds Festival in 1910, this 4-movement work along with the ‘Tallis Fantasia’ confirmed the arrival of Vaughan Williams on the national stage.
Start time: 7:45pm
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