Twickenham Choral Society, together with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, celebrate two symphonic choral masterpieces of the 20th Century. Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony his first and longest symphony. was composed at a time when the British Empire was at the peak of its maritime prowess. Stravinsky likewise uses the choir very much as an additional orchestral force for these poems of exaltation, but also of anger and judgement ” in this striking work, lauded by Time Magazine in 1999 as no less than “the best classical piece of the 20th Century.

 

Programme 

Brandenburg Sinfonia
Sarah Fox – SOPRANO
Edward Price – BARITONE
Christopher Herrick – CONDUCTOR
Stravinsky  – Symphony of Psalms
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony