The Choir of London joined with Aurora Orchestra, winners of the 2011 Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble Award, and their conductor Nicholas Collon, for a concert at LSO St Luke’s as part of the 2011 City of London Festival. Weaving together the Festival’s rich themes - the natural world, birdsong, and the Antipodes - the programme offered three contrasting visions of the pastoral idyll, enriched by a major new installation by leading young British artists Rob Sherwood and Gareth Cadwallader. Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 6 was juxtaposed with Australian composer Brett Dean’s Pastoral Symphony, an elegiac meditation on the beauty of birdsong, and its inexorable silencing at the hands of man. Dean also appeared as viola soloist alongside the Choir of London for a performance of Vaughan Williams’ ravishing Flos Campi.

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‘When Doves Cry’ with Aurora Orchestra

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10 July 2011, 7.30pm

LSO St. Luke’s, London

Vaughan Williams

Brett Dean



Flos Campi

Pastoral Symphony

Symphony No. 6

Irish Tune from County Derry

Aurora Orchestra
Brett Dean (viola)
Choir of London
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
With artwork by Rob Sherwood and Gareth Cadwallader

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