Elgar Serenade for Strings
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Holst Six Folksongs for Choir
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Andrew Tortise tenor
Ben Goldscheider horn
London Choral Sinfonia
Michael Waldron conductor
‘How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.’
The LCS concludes its season in a paean to music and eventide. Join us for this all-English study of aspects of night and music, both benign and sinister. The programme includes Vaughan Williams’ sublime setting of Shakespeare in the Serenade to Music, in a rarely-performed version for choir and strings, and Britten’s mesmerising Serenade, with its extraordinary settings of British poets in highly virtuosic writing for soloists and orchestra.
6.30pm: Free pre-concert recital
As part of LCS:Overture and in association with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Annexus Quartet performs Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, op. 13. To obtain your free tickets, please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500.
Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins (incl. interval)