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 a haunting new choral masterpiece by Gary Carpenter, about which one critic wrote that it “grips from start to finish”.

CBSO+ 5.45pm: 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.


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