Belshazzar's Feast @ Royal Festival Hall, London [17 May]

Belshazzar's Feast

19:30 - 21:45

 Facebook event page
Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX London, United Kingdom
Barts Choir and the Philharmonia Orchestra present Walton’s timeless choral work, Belshazzar’s Feast, together with The Pines of Rome by Respighi, I was Glad by Parry and Daphnis & Chloe Suite No.2 by Ravel

Since its triumphant premiere at the 1931 Leeds Festival, Walton’sBelshazzar’s Feast has been considered one of the great modern British choral works, and Walton one of Britain's leading composers.

Large orchestra, offstage brass, organ and double choir paint a vivid picture of the Hebrew exiles and the decadence and ultimate fall of the Babylonian Empire.
Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe Suite No.2 and Respighi's The Pines of Rome similarly use their brilliant orchestral palettes to conjure up the worlds of Greek myth and ancient Rome – hold onto your seats as the legions march up the Appian Way at the end.

The grandeur of a British state occasion is evoked by the dramatic opening fanfares of I Was Glad by Parry (the centenary of whose death falls in 2018), which inaugurated every 20th century Coronation.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Ivor Setterfield conductor
Barts Choir

Parry: I was glad
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Sponsored by the William Walton Trust

This year our choir-nominated charity is MND Association
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Royal Festival Hall:

Bloco Lates: I Wish I Didn't Quit by Nate Holder
Royal Festival Hall
Bloco Lates: Moses Boyd
Royal Festival Hall
Zimmer vs Williams
Royal Festival Hall
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends Show in London
Royal Festival Hall
Paul Lewis at Southbank Centre June 5, 2018
Royal Festival Hall
Angélique Kidjo - Remain in Light
Royal Festival Hall
Closing Concert
Royal Festival Hall
SOLD OUT - The Psychedelic Furs in London, UK
Royal Festival Hall
The Anchoress at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival
Royal Festival Hall
Caitlin Moran LIVE Tour - London
Royal Festival Hall
TEDxLondon: Beyond Borders
Royal Festival Hall
Whyte Horses Experience
Royal Festival Hall
Cheeky Fest meeting
Royal Festival Hall
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Band with Orchestra -
Royal Festival Hall
Jazz Voice - Gala Opening Night
Royal Festival Hall
Madeleine Peyroux - The Anthem Tour
Royal Festival Hall
Mitsuko Uchida: Schubert Sonatas
Royal Festival Hall
Christmas at the Movies
Royal Festival Hall

The most anticipated events in London :

Protest Trump's visit
UK Prime Minister
The Cure // Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park
Trooping the Colour: The Queen's Birthday Parade 2018
Buckingham Palace
Meghan Markle's Hen Sesh
Jeremy Corbyn Victory Rave
The Red Lion, Westminster
Bruno Mars | London
Hyde Park
London's Biggest Sushi Festival 2018
Old Spitalfields Market
Bruno Mars // Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park
Jay-Z & Beyoncé: OTR II
London Stadium
Pride in London Parade Day (Official)
London, United Kingdom
The most popular events in your news feed!