Herford Choral performs Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony, soloists: Sarah Fox (soprano), Robert Fildon (baritone), with Finzi's Eclogue played by Sue Graham Smith (piano), and other works by Mendelssohn and Sumsion, with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra, conducted by Derek Harrison. St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY, at 7.30pm on Saturday 9th June 2018.
One of the first symphonies to use a choir throughout and as an integral part of the musical texture, A Sea Symphony helped set the stage for a new era of symphonic and choral music in Britain. The text comes from Walt Whitman's poetry, which uses images of brave sailors exploring the vast oceans as a colourful metaphor for the voyage through life of the human soul, a universal message that had personal significance for Vaughan Williams.
Finzi’s gorgeous Eclogue for piano and strings will be included in the programme.