Saturday 24th November 2018, 7.00pm
Guildford Cathedral, Guildford
This Remembrance-themed concert marked the centenary of the Armistice, and formed part of a series of events marking Epworth Choir’s 60th anniversary year. The 200+ combined voices of Epworth Choir and Islington Choral Society were joined by the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra and a truly stellar line-up of vocal soloists. Internationally-acclaimed violinist Chloë Hanslip completed the line-up.
The first half of the programme featured Barber’s breathtaking Adagio for Strings, a solo performance by Chloë Hanslip, and the world premiere of a specially-commissioned orchestration of David Bednall’s powerful Nunc Dimittis. The second half of the programme culminated with the combined vocal and instrumental forces in a truly uplifting performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
Performed within the inspiring surroundings of the newly-refurbished Guildford Cathedral, the concert is supported SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. As Britain’s oldest military charity, their work is dedicated to helping servicemen and women, veterans and their families who are in need.