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London Concert Choir
We are one of London's most ambitious, accomplished and friendly choirs, attracting members from across London and the home counties, and performing in major London concert halls, cathedrals and churches.

Latest Concert

29 March 2017

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 7.30pm
Barbican Centre

RACHMANINOV: THE BELLS

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet

London Concert Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Mark Forkgen conductor
Natalya Romaniw soprano
Andrew Rees tenor
Michael Druiett bass baritone

Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells was the main work in this all-Russian concert. Its four movements brilliantly portray the glittering silver sleigh-bells, mellow golden wedding bells, clamorous brass alarm bells and mournful iron funeral bells on the journey from youth to the grave. The words are from a Russian version of the poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe.

The concert also included the exotic suite of Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor and two works by Tchaikovsky – the grand Polonaise from Act III of his opera Eugene Onegin and the Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet, which is his impassioned orchestral interpretation of the contrasting themes of Shakespeare’s tragedy.