200229 A London Symphony.


  • Foulds April - England8′
  • Gary Carpenter Ghost Songs23′ (CBSO Centenary Commission)
  • Vaughan Williams A London Symphony48′

What is English music? The freshness of a spring morning, the glamour of Edwardian London – or a half remembered voice from the Scottish Highlands? Michael Seal travels from the verdant fields of John Foulds’ April - England to the bustling streets of Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony; and introduces an entertaining new choral masterpiece by Gary Carpenter, about which one critic wrote that it “grips from start to finish”.

CBSO+ 5.30pm: Join CBSO Youth and Children’s Chorus Directors, Julian Wilkins and Ula Weber, with composer Gary Carpenter as he talks about his CBSO Centenary Commission Ghost Songs, ahead of tonight’s performance.

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 5.30pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously advertised, due to the Making an Entrance redevelopments. You will be asked to show your ticket for access into the pre-concert talk, and then invited to take your seat for the concert immediately after the talk concludes. Times of talks will be listed on the concert pages of the CBSO and THSH’s websites in advance, please check before making travel plans.

The CBSO's youth ensembles are generously supported by the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust and The Leverhulme Trust, with additional support from the Andor Charitable Trust, Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Millichope Foundation and The Irving Memorial Trust.


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 (£2.50 for online bookings) is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. Tickets purchased as part of a CBSO Concert Package are exempt. For full details see cbso.co.uk/terms.

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