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Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil
Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 19:30
One hundred years after its first performance, the Esterhazy Singers celebrate the centenary of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil with a special performance of the much-loved work in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Sloane Square. This is an opportunity to hear this masterpiece sung in the original language by one of London’s leading amateur choirs.
Arguably one of the finest works ever written for unaccompanied choir, the piece consists of settings of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-night vigil ceremony. It has been praised as Rachmaninov's greatest musical achievement.
The Esterhazy Singers is an amateur choir that aims at professional standards. Based in the City of London, the choir is named after Haydn’s patrons, the Princes Nicholas and Paul Anton Esterhazy. The music of Haydn is central to the choir’s repertoire but it also tackles a wide range of styles, from Renaissance polyphony to ambitious contemporary choral music. It is directed by choral specialist Esther Jones (also Deputy Musical Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and part-time tutor at the Royal Academy of Music).
Tickets: Tickets: £15 with students half price.