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


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church
Holborn Viaduct
City of London



Howard SkemptonThe Flight of Song
Giaches de WertAscendente Jesu in naviculam
Edvard GriegAve maris stella, EG 150
Johannes BrahmsVineta, Op.42 no.2
Richard Rodney BennettSea Change (1983)
~ Interval ~
Charles Hubert Hastings ParryCrossing the Bar
Jaakko MäntyjärviCanticum Calamitatis Maritimae
Thomas CampionNever weather-beaten sail
Gabriel JacksonA ship with unfurled sails
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSea Drift, Op.69
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsThe Dark Eyed Sailor
Gustav HolstI love my love, Op.36b no.5
Gustav HolstSwansea Town, Op.36b no.6


Andrew Griffiths – Conductor


Programme Note

Inspired by Richard Rodney Bennett's classic Sea Change, a virtuoso evocation of the mystery and majesty of the ocean, Londinium voyages through a stunning selection of music connected with the sea. Along the way we encounter shipwreck (in Mäntyjärvi's haunting Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae), myths and legends (Coleridge-Taylor's ghoulish Sea Drift and Brahms' Vineta), folksongs and shanties, and explore sea journeys as a rich source of metaphor, both religious and secular. The repertoire ranges from sixteenth-century Italy to the present day, and includes music by Wert, Campion, Parry, Grieg, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Gabriel Jackson and Howard Skempton.

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