Classical music

Philharmonia Orchestra - I Was Glad: Parry Anniversary Concert

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The Philharmonia Orchestra joins with Adrian Partington and the Gloucester Choral Society 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.

It also 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.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Adrian Partington conductor
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker cello
Eleanor Dennis soprano
Gloucester Choral Society


Parry: I was glad
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Parry: Ode on the Nativity for soprano, chorus & orchestra; Jerusalem

Dates & times

10 May 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Royal Festival Hall


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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.

3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)

These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Christmas Classics (10 Dec 2017) and December Carols at Christmas (14 Dec 2017).