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


St Albans Cathedral
Holywell Hill
St Albans


Sergei RachmaninovThe Bells, Op.35
Pyotr Tchaikovsky1812 Overture, Op.49
Aleksandr BorodinPrince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Dmitry ShostakovichSymphonic Poem in C minor 'October', Op.131


John Gibbons – conductor
Anna Gorbachyova – singer

St Albans Symphony Orchestra
Hardynge Choir
Radlett Choral Society
St Albans Chamber Choir

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Programme Note

The biennial St Cecilia Festival Concert brings together three choirs: their all-Russian programme features Rachmaninoff’s dramatic choral symphony The Bells (setting poems by Edgar Allan Poe), the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture in a spectacular choral version.  Shostakovich’s turbulent symphonic poem October for orchestra completes the programme.

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