Classical music

A Child of Our Time - Edward Gardner conducts

Part of Classical Season

Hilary Hahn and four world-class singers in a gala fundraising concert in aid of the Refugee Council

Having opened the BBC Proms in 2017, Edward Gardner leads a stellar ensemble including multi award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn performing Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto.

Then, four of Britain’s most celebrated singers join choir and orchestra to perform Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Written as a response to the atrocities of World War Two, this extraordinary music recognises the power of oppression while ultimately offering a message of hope and reconciliation.

All proceeds from this gala performance go to the Refugee Council’s work with child refugees: unaccompanied children arriving in Britain having fled conflict, trafficking and persecution.

Join us for an evening of music, reflection and hope.


Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
and Friends
Edward Gardner conductor
Hilary Hahn violin
Sophie Bevan soprano
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Brindley Sherratt bass
London Philharmonic Choir
and Friends.


Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Michael Tippett: A Child of our Time

Dates & times

15 Jan 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins


Royal Festival Hall


£15 - £75
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
Not advised for children under 7