'Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound,' declared Gustav Mahler. 'There are no longer human voices, but planets and suns revolving.' With its vast crew of performers, it is easy to see why Mahler's Eighth is often called the 'Symphony of a Thousand'.
Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra probe beneath its spectacular surface and prepare the way with Tallis' transcendent 40-part choral masterpiece Spem in Alium. Book early for what is certain to be a real landmark in Vladimir Jurowski's LPO Mahler cycle.
Due to unforeseen circumstances and illness, we regret that we have had to replace some of the artists originally advertised. We are grateful to the artists who have stepped in to sing. The full list of performers is now as follows:
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Judith Howarth soprano
Anne Schwanewilms soprano
Sofia Fomina soprano
Michaela Selinger mezzo-soprano
Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano
Barry Banks tenor
Stephen Gadd baritone
Matthew Rose bass
London Philharmonic Choir
Tiffin Boys’ Choir
London Symphony Chorus
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
There will be a 20 minute interval between Parts 1 and 2 of the Symphony.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireTallis: Spem in alium
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert performance. Creative cross-arts ensemble, LPO Soundworks, takes to the stage performing brand new soundtracks live alongside short films made by talented young filmmakers from BFI Future Film Academy. A must-see celebration of young music-making. Admission free.