Remembrance Day concert at St. Paul’s Cathedral


In November 2009 the Choir of London appeared once more alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John Rutter in a concert that featured some of the world's best-loved choral and orchestral works. Alongside the intense emotion of Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings, and the poignant lyricism of Vaughan Williams' ethereal The Lark Ascending, was Tavener's elegiac setting of Binyon's familiar poem They shall not grow old.


The concert also included Rutter's own Requiem, the most popular of his large-scale pieces. Composed in 1985 in memory of his father, the music is, in Rutter's words, 'intimate rather than grandiose, contemplative and lyric rather than dramatic, and ultimately moving towards light rather than darkness.'


This concert was promoted in association with Sue Ryder Care.

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12 November, 2009, 7.30pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Byrd
Gardiner

Butterworth

Vaughan Williams

Giles Swayne

Britten

Stanford

Barber

Tavener

Rutter

Justorum Animae

Evening Hymn

On The Banks of Green Willow

The Lark Ascending

The Dugout

A Time There Was: Lord Melbourne

I Heard a Voice from Heaven

Adagio for strings

Exhortation

Requiem

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir of London

John Rutter (conductor)

Clio Gould (violin)

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)