Once Upon a Time

Friday 15th May 2015 at 7.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ
ONCE--WebsiteIn an intoxicating programme of musical story-telling, Londinium charts a course through the fantastical world of fairy-tale, fable, myth and legend. The landscape through which we journey is peopled by a weird and wonderful cast of characters, amongst them Alice in Wonderland, Ariadne, the King of Thule, Orpheus, Bunyan's Pilgrim and Robin Hood. The fauna is no less remarkable: the Unicorn, Crocodile, Phoenix and Hydra are to be found alongside the Ant and the Grasshopper, all brought to life in a glorious selection of choral music spanning six centuries. Highlights include exquisite madrigals by Monteverdi, beautiful folksongs by Brahms, a remarkable cantata by Martinů and Vaughan Williams' Valiant-for-truth, alongside works by Josquin, Weelkes, Schumann, Gounod, H. Garrett Phillips, David Del Tredici and Ola Gjeilo.

Andrew Griffiths conductor

Programme: H. Garrett Phillips Odysseus and the Sirens; Robert Schumann Der König von Thule; Charles Gounod La cigale et la fourmi; Thomas Weelkes Since Robin Hood; Ola Gjeilo Unicornis Captivatur; Claudio Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna; Johannes Brahms Sechs Lieder und Romanzen, Op. 93a; Josquin des Prez Dulces Exuviae; Ralph Vaughan Williams Valiant-for-truth; David Del Tredici Acrostic Song; Bohuslav Martinů Romance of the Dandelions.  A glass of wine will be served in the interval.

Summer Concert

Friday 3rd July 2015 at 7.30pm

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

Londinium's final concert of the 2014/15 season includes two wonderful choral works: Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell and Robert Schumann's Vier doppelchörige Gesänge.

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