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Save the Date (4.16.2009): The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, in London's Historic Southwark Cathedral

March 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm UTC

Thursday, April 16th I’ll return to London to conduct the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. (NYCGB). This is the same group that I conducted in the premiere of The Stolen Child with the King’s Singers last spring; a truly phenomenal choir, led by their intrepid founder, gentleman and scholar Mike Brewer (OBE).

On the program, I’ll conduct:

  • Lux Aurumque
  • Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
  • Water Night
  • The Stolen Child
  • A Boy and a Girl
  • Sleep, My Child
  • Animal Crackers Vol. I
  • Animal Crackers Vol. II
  • Cloudburst
  • Sleep

The concert will take place in Southwark Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in London. Here’s a picture:

southwark cathedral outside

And here’s the inner hall:

Southwark Cathedral (inside)

I can’t even imagine what Lux will sound like with this choir in this hall. And Water Night. And Cloudburst. *Head explodes*

And here’s a video of me conducting the NYCGB in last year’s premiere of The Stolen Child. In typical British fashion, the singers began learning this music three days before the concert.


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