Merbecke Choir Christmas Concert - Vespers by Rachmaninoff

Christmas Music
  • Venue

    Cathedral

  • Time

    7:30 PM

  • Price

    £10.00 - £15.00

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The Merbecke Choir conducted by Emily Elias will perform Rachmaninoff's majestic work.

The Merbecke Choir conducted by Emily Elias will perform Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil - more usually called the Vespers - in an atmospheric, candle-lit cathedral.

This choral tour de force was hailed as 'the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church'. It is a varied and dramatic work, from the exuberant Resurrection Hymn ‘Today salvation has come’ to the tenderness of the ‘Ave Maria’.

The performance will last around an hour and a quarter. 

Join us at 7.45pm for a pre-concert talk by Joseph Fort, Lecturer in Music, College Organist and Director of the Chapel choir at King's College London.

Doors open at 7.30pm.