Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (booking not yet open)


Thursday 6th May 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 6 May 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Vaughan Williams - Sancta Civitas: The Holy City (1925)
R. Strauss - Ein Heldenleben

Sir Mark Elder

Roderick Williams, baritone
Ben Johnson, tenor

Hallé Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
Hallé Youth Choir
Hallé Children’s Choir

Vaughan Williams’s Sancta Civitas, his vision of the Holy City, was his favourite among his choral works. It’s heard all too rarely, and ever since the amazing impact of its BBC Proms debut in 2015 with the Hallé, plans were laid to bring it to Manchester. Roderick Williams, named ‘our greatest baritone’ by The Daily Telegraph, and former Kathleen Ferrier Award winner, tenor Ben Johnson, are the soloists, and the London Philharmonic Choir, who also participated in the Prom, team up with the Hallé’s wonderful choirs. Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is a work Sir Mark relishes, having conducted this supreme orchestral showpiece all over the world. Very much a Hallé party-piece, it’s full of solos, especially for violin and horn, that players and audiences adore.

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