Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


Richard BlackfordPietà (London Première)
Richard BlackfordCanticle of Winter (World Première)
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams5 Mystical Songs: I. Easter, 'Rise, heart, thy Lord is Risen'
Ralph Vaughan Williams5 Mystical Songs: III. 'Love Bade me Welcome'


Amy Dickson – Saxophone
Catherine Wyn-Rogers – mezzo-soprano
Huw Montague Rendall – baritone
Gavin Carr – Conductor

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus proudly presents the London première of Pietà, a major cantata commissioned from Richard Blackford. A powerful setting of the Stabat Mater for mezzo soprano, baritone, strings and saxophone, with additional poems by the Russian Anna Akhmatova embracing the theme of a mother’s love for her son, is performed by distinguished soloists who join the Chorus, the BS Youth Chorus and the BSO under Gavin Carr, the work’s dedicatee.

The first half includes a world première, Canticle of Winter by Richard Blackford, for saxophone & strings.

Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

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