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Barbican Hall
Silk Street


Roland CarterLift Every Voice and Sing
Nathaniel DettAve Maria
André J ThomasI’ve Just Come From the Fountain
Mark ButlerSigns of the Judgement
Adolphus HailstorkI Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
André J ThomasBeautiful City
~ Interval ~
Joseph JoubertChoo, Choo Joubert
TraditionalGet on Board Little Children
Raymond WiseShine the Light
Kurt LykesHallowed Be Thy Name
Brandon BoydSign Me Up
André J ThomasTotal Praise
Raymond WiseI’ve Got a Robe


André J Thomas – Conductor
NaGuanda Nobles – Soprano
Brandon Boyd – Piano
Simon Halsey – chorus director

LSO Community Choir
LSO Discovery Choirs
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

André J Thomas, one of the world’s greatest experts in Gospel Music, curates a celebration of music to nourish the soul.

Steadily rising like a cloud of voices, uplifting the spirit, Roland Carter’s joyous Lift Every Voice and Sing kicks off an evening of music blending the sounds of Gospel and the symphony orchestra. The Ave Maria that follows ‘could have been written by anyone a Bach, a Mendelssohn, a Stravinsky, a Dett’ (Nathaniel Dett).

The journey continues through traditional songs like Shine the Light and Get on Board Little Children, to the longer symphonic work I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, in arrangements by Thomas himself, and a carefully crafted selection of music from Raymond Wise. This is ‘music at its freshest and most life-affirming' (Richard Bratby) that has the power to communicate with us all.

André J Thomas – Conductor

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