Singing Day: Immortal Bach


LSO Discovery

Sun 10 May 2020 11.00am - 4.30pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Knut Nystedt Immortal Bach
JS Bach Komm, süßer Tod, komm, selge Ruh
JS Bach Movements from 'Magnificat'
John Rutter Movement one from 'Magnificat'
Mendelssohn Movements 15 & 32 from 'Elijah'

Simon Halsey conductor

Tickets: £22 (£17 concessions)

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Please choose your vocal part type when booking. Spectator tickets can be purchased online for the final run through, which takes place at the end of the singing day.

On sale dates:
Online: Tuesday 5 March 2019 10am
By Phone: Tuesday 19 March 2019 10am
In Person: Tuesday 19 March 2019 10am

Part of 2019/20 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Join the LSO Choral Director Simon Halsey to spend a day singing movements from JS Bach’s Magnificat and pieces by Mendelssohn, Rutter and Nystedt with roots in Bach's music.

Bach made a big mark on choral music with works like the St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, over 200 cantatas and the brilliant Magnificat in D. He paired exuberant choral fantasias with meditative hymns, and the beauty and immediacy of his music has inspired composers ever since.

Rutter’s Magnificat shares the buoyant mood and driving rhythms of Bach’s setting, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah is a large-scale concert work modeled on the Passions. In Immortal Bach, Knut Nystedt spins out one of Bach’s chorales into a time-stopping rumination on sound and harmony.

Whether you sing in a local choir, or haven’t sung since school, this is an opportunity to try something new or rediscover your hobby. We’ll be singing from the score – experience reading music and some knowledge of sight-singing will help! The day will be accompanied by piano.

Change of repertoire
The music in this workshop no longer includes Tippett’s Spirituals from A Child of Our Time, as originally advertised.
Posted Wednesday 10 July 2019