The Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir is delighted to be performing for the first time in its history at Southwark Cathedral, in a special Remembrance Day Concert to honour the Fallen in Conflict and all those who continue to suffer from its impact.
The richly varied programme includes Gustav Holst's Ode To Death, written after WW1 to mark the waste of life and futility of war and held by many to be his finest choral work, Brahms' achingly beautiful song of lamentation Nänie, and reaches its climax with a performance of Fauré's magnificent Requiem.
Other delights include a Walford Davies organ solo from composer Nicholas O'Neill FRCO and solos from rising young classical singing stars, Australian soprano Sky Ingram and bass-baritone Božidar Smiljanić.
The conductor is MSFC Director of Music Simon Over.
For full details go to: www.malcolmsargent.org.
The Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir is a Registered Charity No. 1055426
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Southwark Cathedral is less than five minutes' walking distance from London Bridge station, which is the nearest mainline train station, also served by the Jubilee and Northern underground lines. Multiple bus routes pass the Cathedral. For details of car parks and street parking please visit the Cathedral website http://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/visit/how-to-find-us.
The Concert Entrance to the Cathedral is through the West Door on Cathedral Street.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, admission is by ticket only. Please print out your e-ticket and make sure to bring it with you.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable unless the concert is cancelled.
Are spaces available for wheelchairs at the Concert?
If you require a wheelchair space, please telephone the concert box office on 020 8540 6754 to book your tickets and we will be happy to make arrangements for you.
The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible, however there is no dedicated disabled parking. Step-free access to the Cathedral is via the Millennium Courtyard entrance on Montague Close. For details of local car parks and street parking please visit the Cathedral website http://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/visit/how-to-find-us.
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Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir
The Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir honours the memory of the great British Choral Conductor whose name it bears. It gained its name in 1985 when 400 of its members sailed across the North Sea in a chilly January (22˚ below freezing!) to take part in a 3000-voice Messiah in Gothenburg, Sweden, to celebrate the 300th birthday of the composer Handel. With an audience of 26,000, the performance was sold out on both nights.
Since then the MSFC has performed with distinction in London and throughout the United Kingdom, in Europe and Australia. As an auditioned Choir it seeks to attract singers from around the country; it has performed all the major choral repertoire and has sung with a number of national orchestras and ensembles.