English Musical Splendor

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14th March 2020
Sat 7.30pm

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English Musical Splendor

Stanford  Song to the Soul

Bax  Mater ora filium

Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on the ‘Old 104th’ Psalm Tune

Walton  Belshazzar’s Feast

Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC

Orchestra - Yale Philharmonia

Conductor - David Hill

David Pershall - Baritone

Robert Blocker - Piano

The Bach Choir

Yale Schola Cantorum

Concert Synopsis

In celebration of the Yale School of Music’s 125th anniversary, The Bach Choir joins the Yale Philharmonia and Yale Schola Cantorum for English Musical Splendor, a program that will be performed in celebrated venues in five East Coast cities. David Hill, principal conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum and The Bach Choir, will lead the ensembles in a performance of William Walton’s arresting oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast and music by Arnold Bax, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Baritone David Pershall ’10MM ’11AD and School of Music Dean and faculty pianist Robert Blocker are the program’s soloists.