The world-famous Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra and Choir, in partnership with the London Mozart Players, will be performing a New Year spectacular at St John's Smith Square in London on 30 January 2019.
Tickets for the event are now on sale and are available from the St John’s Smith Square website.
The music in this concert celebrates storytelling in various guises. Dorothy Howell’s rarely heard Lamia, based on Keats’ text which draws its inspiration from the Greek myth, will be performed on the evening. Lamia is celebrating its centenary in 2019 and Royal Holloway’s Chapel Choir will be beginning what is expected to be a year-long celebration of the symphonic poem, 100 years since it was premiered at The Proms by Sir Henry Wood on 10 September 1919.
There will also be a performance from Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, which, like Keats’ poem, was also inspired by a visit to Rome, whilst Morten Laurdisen uses five Latin texts to transport us along the church year, and through the Christian faith, in his work for choir and orchestra, Lux Aeterna.
The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the UK. This rare opportunity to see them perform accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra, which features some of the most distinguished student musicians in the UK and the UK’s oldest chamber orchestra, London Mozart Players, is the perfect night out for music lovers. The concert will be a masterclass in choral and orchestral music.
Find out more by visiting royalholloway.ac.uk/events