NEXT THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL: HEREFORD 28 JULY- 4 AUGUST 2018  

Symphony of Psalms

03/08/2018 7:45pm

Hereford Cathedral

Anna Harvey mezzo soprano
Magnus Walker tenor
Timothy Ridout viola
Three Choirs Festival Chorus 
Philharmonia Orchestra
Adrian Partington conductor

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms 21’ 
Walton Viola Concerto 27’
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin 17’
L Boulanger Psalm 130, ‘Du fond de l’abîme’ 25’

The sparkling dance rhythms in Ravel’s elegantly neoclassical suite belie the sombre dedication of each movement to a friend who had died in the First World War. Although as a woman she was excluded from the fighting, Lili Boulanger also saw the extreme toll of war and composed the touching Psalm 130 with its dark harmonies as a heart-breaking lament to loss of hope. Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, also deeply moving, maps a journey from keening sinfulness to redemption and ferocious exaltation. 

Venue

Hereford Cathedral

Cathedral Close
Hereford
HR1 2NG

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