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Friday 29 June 7:30pm 9:30pm


City of London Choir: Flowers of the Field

St Giles Cripplegate

London Mozart Players
City of London Choir
Ruth Rogers, violin
Roderick Williams, baritone
Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor

Warlock Capriol Suite
Butterworth Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’
Hawes I Know the Music
Butterworth Banks of Green Willow
Elgar Chanson de Matin Op.15 No.2
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Finzi Requiem da Camera

A programme of music poignantly harking back to a pastoral age devastated by the outbreak of the First World War, combined with settings of haunting war poetry. Includes the Shropshire Lad song cycle and The Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth (killed at the Somme, 1916), Patrick Hawes’ moving setting of Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘I Know the Music’, and Vaughan Williams’ evergreen ‘The Lark Ascending’ of 1914. The festival closes with Gerald Finzi’s affecting Requiem da Camera, written in memory of friends and colleagues lost in the trenches, and expressing the grief of a nation.


Tickets: £20 (including glass of wine)

Tickets: £20
St Giles Cripplegate
Fore Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y8DA
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