The Best of British – A Sea Symphony

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29th June 2017
Thu 7.30pm

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The Best of British – A Sea Symphony

James MacMillan: Blow the trumpet in the new moon World premiere

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor Opus 85

Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No 1)

Royal Festival Hall, London

Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Soprano - Sally Matthews

Baritone - Roderick Williams

Cello - Raphael Wallfisch

The Bach Choir

Concert Synopsis


The second of our ‘Best of British’ concerts features a modern masterpiece: Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, alongside the world premiere of a work called ‘Blow the trumpet in the new moon’ which has been specially commissioned by The Bach Choir from one of today’s most successful composers, James MacMillan. Completing the musical line up is another classical favourite, Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

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