Here’s what you can enjoy on day 6 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival:
MOZART String Quartet in D minor, K421
DVORAK String Quartet in F major, Op 96 (‘American’)
Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions).
Tickets are available on the door, or you can book online
Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 1pm. Listen at 90–93FM, on digital radio or on the BBC Radio 3 website
The LSO Community Choir was one of the first projects to come about following the opening of LSO St Luke’s. After initial leadership from Rachel Leach, the Choir put Gareth Malone on the stage.
Celebrating its own ten year anniversary, tonight’s concert is a reflection of the last decade of music-making, featuring some of the highlight pieces the Choir has sung. In the mix, the Choir performed ‘O Fortuna’ from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the LSO in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of LSO Discovery, and Nomathemba was performed with South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela, which was broadcast on BBC Four in 2007. The Choir is now part of the LSO Choral Development programme, led by Simon Halsey, the LSO and London Symphony Chorus Choral Director, with an ambition to make singing available to all.
In the opening week of LSO St Luke’s in 2003, the Choir performed a new work by Rachel Leach, entitled Lousy St Luke’s. It’s fitting then that at the centre of tonight’s programme is the exciting first performance of a new piece by Leach, written especially for the LSO Community Choir to mark its tenth birthday.
Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)
Tickets are available on the door, or can be booked online
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