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Compelling composer and conductor Eric Whitacre performs an all-American programme, including pieces by Bernstein, John Adams and Copland.

The Grammy-winning composer is known for his charismatic conducting style and inventive and complex choral compositions.

His own works complete the concert’s repertoire, culminating before the interval in the dynamic and epic Equus.

Lux Aurumque – Whitacre’s choral composition that became an internet sensation – follows, and the lively Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! concludes the evening.

BERNSTEIN Overture, Candide
WHITACRE October; Songs of immorality; Equus
WHITACRE Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold)
ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
COPLAND Quiet City
WHITACRE Godzilla eats Las Vegas; Sleep

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre, conductor
City of London Choir
15 May 2019 7:30pm, SE1 8XX
Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, London,

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At just 22 years old, Mozart vowed to write a mass as a celebration of his marriage for his beloved Constanze, the result was his stirring ‘Great’ Mass in C minor. Skilfully written for voices and orchestra, this mass exploits the full range of emotions and ends in jubilant and celebratory style.Framed by two further Mozart miniatures is Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2, showcasing the ‘simply heavenly playing’ (The Guardian) of pianist Llŷr Williams.
MOZART Regina coeli
MOZART Ah, lo previdi
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 2
MOZART Mass in C minor K. 427 (‘Great’)
Hilary Davan Wetton,conductor
Llŷr Williams, piano
Rebecca Bottone, soprano
Rachel Nicholls, soprano
Richard Robbins, tenor
Thomas Humphreys, baritone
City of London Choir
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, London, SW1X 9DQFor more information and ticket availability, click here