Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Vaughan Williams Easter; Love Bade Me Welcome (from 5 Mystical Songs)
Richard Blackford Canticle of Winter (world premiere)
Richard Blackford Pietà
Catherine Wyn Rogers mezzo-soprano
Huw Montague Rendall baritone
Amy Dickson saxophone
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Youth Chorus & Orchestra
Gavin Carr conductor
The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus proudly presents the London premiere of Pietà, a major cantata commissioned from Richard Blackford. A powerful setting of the Stabat Mater for soprano, baritone, strings and saxophone, with additional poems by the Russian Anna Akhmatova embracing the theme of a mother’s love for her son, is performed by distinguished soloists who join the Chorus, the BS Youth Chorus and the BSO under Gavin Carr, the work’s dedicatee.
The first half includes a world premiere, Canticle of Winter by Richard Blackford, for saxophone & strings.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)