Wednesday 3 April 7:30pm£15 – £55
Royal Festival Hall
Interest in this captivating tale of the deeds of one of the most famed of biblical characters has been building since its 2015 Canadian premiere. Conducted by William Vann, founder of the London English Song Festival and Director of Music at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus and a host of top-ranking soloists will revive the work and give it its first full performance in London since 1889.
This is an important event in the modern revival of Parry’s music, and neglected English masterpieces in general.
There will be a pre-concert talk at the Royal Festival Hall at 6pm. Professor Jeremy Dibble will explore the history behind Parry’s oratorio Judith, from its commission, creation and first performance to its subsequent neglect, and its position in the oratorio canon. Admission free. This talk is 30 minutes long.