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Debut Sounds

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra brings together some of the UK’s most talented young musicians and composers for an evening exploring the common thread of Gregorian chant through a thousand years of music.

World premieres of new orchestral works from the LPO’s Young Composers, each based on a different chant melody, are woven into a programme that delves into the history of Gregorian chant music, presented by the joint forces of the LPO Foyle Future Firsts, accomplished young chamber choir echo, and LPO players under the baton of Sir James MacMillan.

Join us as the sacred and secular, choral and instrumental, old and new all find a common language at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.


Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts
James MacMillan conductor
Echo vocal ensemble


James MacMillan: Exsultet
Heinrich Schutz: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
Neil Smith: Perihelion (World premiere)
Byrd: Laudate pueri dominum
Laurence Osborn: Kindertotenspiel (World premiere)
Gregorian Chant: Stabat mater
Ailie Robertson: Caoineadh (World premiere)
James MacMillan: For Sonny
Guillaume de Machaut: Hoquetus David
Karol Nepelski: Psychoacoustic models (World premiere)
Bruckner: Tantum ergo in A flat
Lillie Harris: Recall (World premiere)

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 7+