The second of this evening’s two concerts features the New Cambridge Singers conducted by Graham Walker. This impressive choir always produce brilliant performances, and tonight’s concert will be no exception as they tackle Rachmaninov’s Vespers, a remarkable work for unaccompanied choir of almost symphonic proportions. In fifteen short movements, Rachmaninov transforms the plainchant melodies of the Orthodox Church into an incredible symphony of choral writing, offering staggering textural intricacy and emotional power, showing a composition genius at the height of his powers. The evocative chant-link melodies and legendary low bass writing are bound to be all the more atmospheric in the beautiful surroundings of a candlelit St Martin’s.
New Cambridge Singers
Conductor — Graham Walker
This concert will last approximately one hour, without an interval.
Tickets £14 (unreserved) — available from the St Martin's box office — call 020 7766 1100, or book online.
A combined ticket for both of this evening's concerts is available, which offers a 25% discount — please call the St Martin's box office for availability.