Ruins and Reflections

Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

Ruins and Reflections flyerIn an eclectic and moving programme of choral music, Londinium takes its cue from the traditional Holy Week service of Tenebrae in exploring musical responses to the Book of Lamentations. These powerful words, written in response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the Israelites in Babylon, have found resonance with composers of many different periods, amongst them Byrd, a Catholic in a Protestant land, Ginastera, blacklisted by Perón’s Argentina, and Mauersberger, mourning the devastation of Dresden. They continue to inspire music today: our programme includes the UK premiere of Nico Muhly's Recordare, Domine, and two works written in 2012, Gabriel Jackson's Lamentations of Jeremiah and Cecilia McDowall's The Lord is Good, which looks forward to Israel restored.  Completing the journey from despair to new hope is Milhaud's superb, rarely-performed cantata Les Deux Cités, painting in exuberant colours the Revelation vision of the new Jerusalem.

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Programme: Gabriel Jackson Lamentations of Jeremiah, Philippe de Monte Super flumina Babylonis, Nico Muhly Recordare, Domine, Alberto Ginastera Lamentations of Jeremiah, Rudolf Mauersberger Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst, William Byrd Quomodo cantabimus, Cecilia McDowall The Lord is Good, Darius Milhaud Les Deux Cités.

Londinium's 6th June concert

Friday 6th June 2014 at 7.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

The fifth concert of Londinium's 2013/2014 season: programme to be announced.

Andrew Griffiths conductor

Scenes from Nature

A concert for the Art Fund ArtFund logo

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at 7.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

Londinium provides the music for a summer concert arranged by the Art Fund London Events Committee. Inspired by much-loved landscape paintings - many of which are on public display thanks to the Art Fund - a lyrical and witty programme evokes aspects of the countryside, and includes music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Maurice Ravel, Gerald Finzi and Camille Saint-Saëns.

This concert raises money for the work of the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, which helps UK museums and galleries acquire major works of art for our great public collections, for all to enjoy.

Andrew Griffiths conductor

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