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Belshazzar's Feast | Lewisham Choral Society

Saturday November 16, 2019 at 19:30
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
£12, £14, £16, £18, £20
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  1. Belshazzar’s Feast - Sir William Walton
  2. Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma' Op 36 - Sir Edward Elgar
  3. Give unto the Lord Op 74 - Sir Edward Elgar

From the plaintive cries of a people in exile, to the lavish, decadent splendour of the Babylonian court and the slaves’ eventual triumph, Belshazzar’s Feast is a vivid evocation of a biblical tale. William Walton’s music, with its jazzy cross-rhythms and rich harmonies, is set for large chorus, baritone solo and orchestra. Many singers say that once sung, this work is never forgotten and we are sure the evening will be equally memorable for our audience.

Elgar’s lyrical Enigma Variations need no introduction. The melodic and often playful movements, including the beautiful Nimrod, are affectionate portraits of Elgar’s family and friends - and even a dog! The programme opens with Elgar’s stirring Give unto the Lord for choir and organ.

A popular choir, regularly singing to packed halls at London’s premier venues, Lewisham Choral Society is delighted to be returning to the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls. Renowned baritone David Stout performs at major opera houses and concert halls at home and abroad. Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, established over 50 years ago, has gained an impressive reputation for the high quality and vitality of its performances. Its illustrious list of past and present patrons includes Sir William Walton. Conductor Dan Ludford-Thomas is musical director of several choirs including Lewisham Choral Society and The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. James Orford, winner of numerous scholarships and prizes, is currently an organist at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Fairfield Halls
Park Lane
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