Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Venue Box Office: 020 3879 9555
David Hill conductor
Hilary Summers mezzo soprano
Simon Ponsford countertenor
The Bach Choir choir
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Barber Agnus Dei (no orchestra)
Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Experience two modern day masterpieces: Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Composed for the film of the same name in 1938, Alexander Nevsky incorporates folk melodies, the sorrow of the battlefield, and a battle which builds to a spectacular climax. Alongside, Bernstein’s musical depiction of peace and unity, using a magical blend of the Christian Choral tradition and Hebrew verse.
This concert is presented by The Bach Choir.