Monday 30 Jun 2014, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Ivor Setterfield conductor
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange mezzo soprano
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Rutter Feel the Spirit
Classical music is enriched by jazz and Latin in this performance by the Orchestra and Choir.
John Rutter's Feel the Spirit is a cycle of seven spiritual settings infused with the stylings of American jazz. His Magnificat sets the Latin text alongside the old English poem Of a Rose, the beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary conceived as a bright, Latin-flavoured fiesta.
John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine elicited the comment from the composer: 'You know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car and then you wish you hadn't?!'