Remembrance & Freedom

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8th November 2018
Thu 7.30pm

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Remembrance & Freedom

Elgar: The Spirit of England; Nimrod from Enigma Variations arr. David Hill for chorus & orchestra (Requiem Aeternam)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

Barber: Agnus Dei (Adagio for strings arr. for chorus)

Vaughan Williams: Toward the unknown region for chorus & orchestra

Parry: Blest pair of sirens

Royal Festival Hall, London

Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor - David Hill

Chorus - The Bach Choir

Soprano - Elizabeth Watts

Concert Synopsis

The Bach Choir joins forces with The Royal British Legion in a tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives in the First World War – with all proceeds going to the Legion.

The choir, joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by David Hill, performs works by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Edward Elgar, Samuel Barber and Hubert Parry with readings given by celebrity guests.