Havergal Brian's Symphony No 1, 'The Gothic'

Music, Classical and opera
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Probably the biggest symphony ever written – Havergal Brian's Symphony No 1 in D minor ('The Gothic') – is presented by Huddersfield Choral Society; Côr Caerdydd; the Brighton Festival Chorus; the BBC National Chorus of Wales; the Bach Choir; the Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs; the Eltham College Boys' Choir; and the CBSO Youth Chorus; the London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins, with soprano Susan Gritton, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, tenor Peter Auty and bass Alastair Miles. (Note: at 1pm and 5.15pm there are Proms Plus events at the Royal College of Music. At 1pm enthusiastic amateur singers aged 16-plus are invited to come and tackle excerpts from Brian's 'The Gothic' Symphony while at 5.15pm Sarah Walker explores this symphony with recorded extracts and live music examples from members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.)


Event phone: 0845 401 5040
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