Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Adrian Partington conductor

Natalie Clein cello

Eleanor Dennis soprano

Gloucester Choral Society

Oxford Bach Choir choir

Parry I was glad

Elgar Cello Concerto


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Parry Ode on the Nativity

Parry Jerusalem

The Philharmonia joins with Adrian Partington, the Gloucester Choral Society and Oxford Bach Choir to commemorate the centenary year of the great British choral composer Hubert Parry.

The evening features Parry’s I was glad, originally written for the coronation of King Edward VII, Ode on the Nativity and Jerusalem, as well as celebrates Parry’s legacy through the works of two other great British composers: Parry’s former pupil, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Elgar’s Cello Concerto, who learnt much of his craft from studying articles Parry wrote for Grove’s Dictionary of Music. 

Unfortunately Marie-Elisabeth Hecker is indisposed and can no longer perform at our concert. We are very grateful to Natalie Clein for stepping in at short notice, performing the piece that made her a household name when she won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1994.