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


St George's
Great George Street


Sergei RachmaninovAll-Night Vigil (Vespers), Op.37
Sergei RachmaninovSuite no.1: La Nuit and Pâques (Fantaisie-Tableaux)


Olena Shvetsova – piano
Richard Johnson – piano
David Ogden – Conductor

City of Bristol Choir

Programme Note

“Even in my wildest dreams I could not have imagined that I would write such a work.” So wrote Sergei Rachmaninov about his deeply moving All-Night Vigil, known as the Vespers, one of the choral masterpieces of the twentieth century which was premiered 100 years ago.

This performance will be given by a 100-strong choir, filling the candlelit hall with the sonorous sounds of Russian Orthodox music. La Nuit andPâques from the wonderful atmospheric Fantasie for Two Pianos complete the programme.

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