- The Marriage of Figaro Overture
- Laudate Dominum
- Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
- Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War)
- Leon McCawley
- Grace Davidson
- Anna Harvey
- Mark Wilde
- Ashley Riches
- City of London Choir
- Hilary Davan Wetton
The City of London Choir and the RPO return to the stage in the second of a series of concerts featuring two of the great composers, Mozart and Haydn.
The ever-adored and lyrical Piano Concerto No. 21, performed by the exceptional Leon McCawley, opens the evening with a journey from liveliness to suffering, eventually ending in release. This sublime, muted work is strongly associated with the 1967 film Elvira Madigan.
In Haydn’s well-known Paukenmesse, or Mass in Time of War, the insistent and foreboding timpani reflect the troubled time of war in Austria, and underscore an otherwise spirited and sacred choral score.
6.45pm-7.15pm: RPO Prelude – Meet the Musicians
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