Tickets: £15 | £10 (student discount) available online and on the door from 6.45pm.
A glass of wine will be served in the interval.
Inspired by Richard Rodney Bennett's classic Sea Change, a virtuoso evocation of the mystery and majesty of the ocean, Londinium voyages through a stunning selection of music connected with the sea. Along the way we encounter shipwreck (in Mäntyjärvi's haunting Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae), myths and legends (Coleridge-Taylor's ghoulish Sea Drift and Brahms' Vineta), folksongs and shanties, and explore sea journeys as a rich source of metaphor, both religious and secular. Our repertoire ranges from sixteenth-century Italy to the present day, and includes music by Wert, Campion, Brahms, Parry, Grieg, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Gabriel Jackson and Howard Skempton.
Howard Skempton: The Flight of Song
Edvard Grieg: Ave maris stella
Giaches de Wert: Ascendente Jesu
Johannes Brahms: Vineta
Richard Rodney Bennett: Sea Change
Hubert Parry: Crossing the Bar
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae
Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten sail
Gabriel Jackson: A ship with unfurled sails
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Sea Drift
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Dark Eyed Sailor
Gustav Holst: I love my love
Gustav Holst: Swansea Town
The Gluepot Connection
Londinium's debut album of 20th-century British choral music was released in March by SOMM Recordings. The CD will be available to purchase for £10.
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