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An evocative new work: by Gabriel Jackson & Laura-Jane Foley
Watch this video of The Bach Choir performing The Promise. This exciting new work will be performed live on Sunday 24 October at London’s Royal Festival Hall, alongside a short film by We Dream Films. Buy your tickets here.
Humans going into lockdown had a very positive impact on our environment, reducing emissions and giving animals close to extinction a reprise. The challenge now for humanity is to recognise our impact and build a more sustainable future, in which future generations will have the opportunity to be nurtured by both music and nature.
Music has long been a communication tool for societal issues. The Bach Choir commissioned and recorded Richard Blackford‘s Voices in Exile in 2005, and in 2012 took to the Proms stage for their premiere of Bob Chilcott’s The Angry Planet. Gabriel Jackson’s evocative piece based on words by playwright and Choir member Laura-Jane Foley is the perfect narrative for this next environmental dawn we want to see. You can learn more about The Promise here.
Join us on Sunday 24 October. This emotionally charged concert brings together music for reflection and hope for our return to the concert hall after 18 months, including Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine.