DIES IRAE, DIES ILLA
Sacred rites enacted with operatic passion and drama in this mighty Requiem: Verdi confronts mortality and Judgement Day with elegiac passages of spiritual intensity and breathtaking choruses. Verdi’s unparalleled understanding of the human voice, from his long association with opera, makes his Requiem an exceptionally..
Symphony of a Thousand
We are still on a high after our recent performance of Mahler’s immense 8th Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and massed choirs – “massive and glorious” according to the Guardian’s review – under the baton of Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Albert Hall. Click here to enjoy the..
Hilary Davan Wetton to retire as CLC’s conductor after 34 years
2023 sees the final six months of Hilary Davan Wetton’s epic time as the choir’s esteemed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, before his retirement from the choir in July. The choir has had just two conductors since 1963 and has enjoyed Hilary’s musical direction since 1989. It is indebted to Hilary for his inspirational leadership, expertise, energy and enthusiasm throughout his remarkable tenure. Under Hilary’s direction…