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King’s College Choir: Chichester Psalms

Emma Ruth Richards

New work (world premiere, William Alwyn Foundation commission)

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

Vaughan Williams

Dona nobis pacem

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Summary

Written in 1965, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with its brass, harps and exquisite solo for boy treble, provides an exhilarating invocation of the composer’s hopes for brotherhood and peace, sentiments mirrored by Vaughan Williams impassioned Dona nobis pacem.  The world-renowned King’s College Choir of Cambridge joins Britten Sinfonia for performances of both works, conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

The concert opens with the world premiere of a new work by Emma-Ruth Richards, directed by Britten Sinfonia leader Jacqueline Shave. You can help support Emma-Ruth Richards’ new commission through our Musically Gifted campaign. Find out more about Emma-Ruth Richards in our Q&A with her, or listen to her playlist of musical influences in this Barbican Blog.

Saffron Hall – Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
Emma-Ruth Richards discusses her new work (free to ticket holders)

2017
Dec
02
7:30PM
London 
Barbican, London
2018
Feb
16
7:30PM
Saffron Walden 
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

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