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.

Next Concert:

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Schubert Masterpieces

020 7730 4500
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with Counterpoint
Conductor: Mark Forkgen,
Raphaela Papadakis,
Amy Lyddon,
Bradley Smith,
James Way,
Laurence Williams

including: Schubert: Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’
Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E flat major
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden

Schubert’s magnificent and rarely-performed final Mass was composed in 1828, just before his tragically early death. The setting is on a vast scale – principally choral, with the orchestral colour dominated by woodwinds, brass and timpani. The symphony was begun six years earlier; although unfinished, its two movements are complete in themselves as the sublime second movement resolves the tensions of the first. Both works combine Schubert’s mastery of classical structure with his own gift for lyricism but also include astonishing harmonies in the early Romantic style. Mendelssohn’s anthem is a graceful prayer for peace strongly influenced by the music of Bach.