Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Llyr Williams Piano
City of London Choir
Rebecca Bottone Soprano
Rachel Nicholls Soprano
Richard Robbins Tenor
Thomas Humphreys Baritone
Delights from the Classical and Romantic eras
MOZART Regina coeli
MOZART Ah, lo previdi
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No.2
MOZART Mass in C minor ('Great')
At just twenty-two years old, Mozart vowed to write a mass as a celebration of his marriage for his beloved Constanze, the result was his stirring 'Great' Mass in C minor. Skilfully written for voices and orchestra, this mass exploits the full range of emotions and ends in jubilant and celebratory style. Framed by two further Mozart miniatures is Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.2, showcasing the 'simply heavenly playing' (The Guardian) of pianist Llyr Williams.
This concert is promoted in association with the City of London Choir.
For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. The Orchestra's regular performances at its London home Cadogan Hall are complemented by a distinguished series at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, a hugely popular series at the Royal Albert Hall and frequent visits to its seven principal residencies across the UK. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain's national orchestra.www.rpo.co.uk
Cadogan Estates purchased the Hall in 2000 to safeguard its future. Through their connection with Opera Holland Park, Cadogan discovered that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was looking for a permanent base in London. The Orchestra is proud to have assisted with Cadogan's aim to bring the former church back into useful life in a manner befitting its character and civic presence.
Despite the scale of the auditorium, the combined effects of the stage, the steeply raked stalls and the low gallery create a surprisingly intimate venue where audiences can experience a very real feeling of being part of the performance.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to be Cadogan Hall's Resident Orchestra.
These events have recently been added and have discounted tickets available
St John's Smith Square
Date: 17 Apr Time: 19:30