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A Child of Our Time - Edward Gardner conducts

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

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.
Judith Kerr reader, special guest


Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Tippett: A Child of our Time

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Royal Festival Hall


£15 - £75
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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Pre-concert Workshop & Performance
6 – 7pm; The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall

Come and hear specially written works performed by the students of Play for Progress, join in a musical workshop and meet some of the program's outstanding pupils in this interactive and inclusive pre-concert event.

Play for Progress (PFP) is a London-based charity that delivers therapeutic and educational music programmes in association with the Refugee Council UK's Children's Section for unaccompanied child refugees and asylum seekers who have made it to the UK against all odds.

Open to all – no previous music training necessary.

Age recommendation
Not advised for children under 7