We welcome back conductor David Rossel, who visits the 2018 Autumn Series with Vocalino Wettingen, a choir originally formed of alumni of Wettingen High School, Switzerland, and now comprising experienced amateur singers aged 20-35. For its festival debut this choir explores some remarkable repertoire for singers and solo cello, played tonight by Martin Merker. The programme includes Sir John Tavener’s Orthodox hymn Svyati, two settings of the Requiem Mass, one for solo cello by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe and the UK premiere of Swiss composer Gion Antoni Derungs’s Missa pro defunctis, and two pieces by popular contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo. Join us in the fine acoustic of St Mary-le-Bow to experience this unusual soundworld in some rarely heard works.
John Tavener | Svyati
Gion Antoni Derungs | Missa pro defunctis, op. 57 (UK premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe | Requiem for cello alone
Pavel Chesnokov | Spaseniye sodelal, op. 25, no. 5
Ola Gjeilo | Reconciliation (sung in Russian)
Ola Gjeilo | Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Martin Merker — Cello
David Rossel — Conductor
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — call our box office on 07528 776625 or book online now!
Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.