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


St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
City of Westminster



Bob ChilcottA Tree of Song (world premiere)
Hungarian Folk Songsvarious
English Folk Songsvarious
Variousfolksongs from around the world


Dr László Norbert Nemes – Conductor
Dr Douglas Coombes, MBE – Conductor

The Banchieri Singers, Hungary
Joyful Company of Singers
School choirs from around the UK

Programme Note

Unique concert marking the 50th anniversary of Zoltán Kodály's death, and celebrating 50 years since the introduction to Britain of his approach to music education by by Cecilia Vajda. Features a range of folk songs and choral pieces performed by over 200 children, and the world premiere of A Tree of Song, a specially commissioned piece by Bob Chilcott.

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