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
Eric Whitacre, conductor
City of London Choir
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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