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Vespers: Rachmaninov, Pärt, Holst by candlelight

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom (map)

The Choir of Royal Holloway and conductor Rupert Gough return to the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London with this hour-long concert of music inspired by eventide. Movements of Rachmaninov’s Vespers will be interspersed with works by other Baltic composers, including Arvo Pärt and Ēriks Ešenvalds: this rich and sonorous repertoire has become a specialty of this fine mixed-voice choir. The programme also includes Holst’s powerful Nunc Dimittis, and Rheinberger’s beautiful Abendlied. Join us in the beautiful surroundings of a candlelit St Martin’s for this relaxing and sumptuous way to end the day. 


Sergei Rachmaninov | O come, let us worship
Ēriks Ešenvalds | Evening                
Sergei Rachmaninov | Verses before the psalms
Argo Pärt | Psalm 131 from Two Slavonic Psalms    
Sergei Rachmaninov | Magnificat          
Alexander Kastalsky | A mercy of peace
Sergei Rachmaninov | O gladsome radiance     
Gustav Holst | Nunc Dimittis
Joseph Rheinberg | Abendlied, op. 69, no. 3              
Arturo Mascots | Lugums naktij ('Prayer to the night')        
George Sviridov | Sacred love
Sergei Rachmaninov | Doxology


Choir of Royal Holloway
Rupert Gough
— Conductor

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.