London Philharmonic Orchestra: St Luke Passion
'I have lived through very difficult times,' says Penderecki, and as the music fights, shouts and laments its way towards redemption, Penderecki's massive choral retelling of the last days of Christ takes its place as one of the 20th century's enduring masterpieces.
Under Vladimir Jurowski, it stands as a monumental centrepiece to Southbank Centre's Belief and Beyond Belief festival.
Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Omar Ebrahim narrator
Elizabeth Atherton soprano
Dietrich Henschel baritone
Tomasz Konieczny bass
Polish Radio Choir
Camerata Silesia Katowice City Singers' Ensemble
Warsaw Boys' Choir
RepertoirePenderecki: St. Luke Passion for 3 voices, narrator, choruses & orchestra
need to know
From 5pm – 5.30pm, join London Music Masters and children from seven London primary schools for a fun and exciting free performance. Using their violins, cellos, voices, bodies and bucket drums, the children perform two brand new pieces of music: Flutter by LMM Composer Award holder Jack White and Music is Everything, which was written with the children in workshops led by animateur Rosie Adediran.
There is no interval in this performance which ends at approx. 9pm