Rachmaninoff 150

Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

Martha McLorinan mezzo soprano
James Robinson tenor
Simone Rebello bells

Powerful, passionate, hypnotic – in a time of turmoil and amid the shock of war, Rachmaninoff turned to the choral heritage he held dear, and created one of the most awe-inspiring vocal masterpieces. Immerse yourself in its luminous choral tapestry, mesmeric melodies and some of the lowest notes you’ll ever hear sung. No wonder it is beloved by audiences and singers alike.

Jeffrey Skidmore writes:

“We are thrilled to bring this performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, his most-loved work, using orthodox chants from the Znamenny tradition, Greece and, poignantly, from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Recent discoveries from the original 1915 poster inform our performance and bells, so dear to Rachmaninoff and Russian Christian culture, will sound the chants between movements.”

This concert will end at approx. 9.45pm.

“the stuff that legends are made of” – Birmingham Post

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