Wednesday, March 11
English Musical Splendor
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
In celebration of the Yale School of Music’s 125th anniversary, the Yale Philharmonia and Yale Schola Cantorum will join The Bach Choir, London for a five-city East Coast tour March 8 – 14, 2020, performing a program entitled English Musical Splendor. David Hill, music director of The Bach Choir, London and principal conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum, will lead the ensembles in a selection of English choral masterpieces. William Walton’s magnificent oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast highlights the program, which also features works by Charles Villiers Stanford, Arnold Bax, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, with baritone and Yale School of Music alumnus David Pershall and Yale School of Music dean and faculty pianist Robert Blocker.
Charles Villiers Stanford, Song to the Soul, Op. 97b
Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Mater ora filium, GP 246
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on the "Old 104th" Psalm Tune
William Walton, Belshazzar’s Feast