San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tickets available on the door from 6.30pm... In an intoxicating programme of musical story-telling, Londinium charts a course through the fantastical world of fairy-tale, fable, myth and legend. The landscape through which we journey is peopled by a weird and wonderful cast of characters, amongst them Alice in Wonderland, Ariadne, the King of Thule, Orpheus, Bunyan's Pilgrim and Robin Hood. The fauna is no less remarkable: the Unicorn, Crocodile, Phoenix and Hydra are to be found alongside the Ant and the Grasshopper, all brought to life in a glorious selection of choral music spanning six centuries. Highlights include exquisite madrigals by Monteverdi, beautiful folksongs by Brahms, a remarkable cantata by Martinů and Vaughan Williams' Valiant-for-truth, alongside works by Josquin, Weelkes, Schumann, Gounod, H. Garrett Phillips, David Del Tredici and Ola Gjeilo.
Andrew Griffiths conductor
Programme: H. Garrett Phillips Odysseus and the Sirens | Robert Schumann Der König von Thule | Charles Gounod La cigale et la fourmi | Thomas Weelkes Since Robin Hood | Ola Gjeilo Unicornis Captivatur | Claudio Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna | Johannes Brahms Sechs Lieder und Romanzen, Op. 93a | Josquin des Prez Dulces Exuviae | Ralph Vaughan Williams Valiant-for-truth | David Del Tredici Acrostic Song | Bohuslav Martinů Romance of the Dandelions.
A glass of wine will be served in the interval.
St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate is located at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street, opposite the Old Bailey.
Tube: St Paul's (Central), Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), Blackfriars (District, Circle).
Train: City Thameslink is almost exactly opposite.
Bus: 8, 242, 56, 25
Parking: in streets around, and there are NCP carparks nearby in Saffron Hill and Aldersgate Street.
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Refunds are not available, but if you contact us in advance of the performance we will if possible offer you replacement tickets to another of our concerts.
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Directed by Andrew Griffiths, Londinium is one of London's most ambitious and versatile chamber choirs, critically acclaimed for its distinctive programming and vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.