One of London's most versatile chamber choirs, Londinium is particularly noted for vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire. The choir has established a strong reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming from across the centuries, to thrilling effect. An emphasis on unjustly neglected or rarely-performed works is combined with a strong commitment to contemporary repertoire.
Friday 6th July at 7.30pm
Londinium plunges into the heady world of early twentieth-century French choral music. Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, lived for just 24 years; her prodigious talent is nowhere clearer than in her luxuriant and often-ecstatic works for choir and piano, far too rarely performed today. We pair Debussy's classic Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orléans with virtuosic transcriptions of his songs and piano music by the masterful arranger Clytus Gottwald, and our programme is completed with works by Fauré, Ravel, and the perenially popular Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens by Maurice Duruflé.
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Londinium's debut album of 20th-century British choral music, The Gluepot Connection, was released in March by SOMM Recordings.