Sergei Rachmaninov composed the Vespers (‘All Night Vigil’ ) early in 1915, the same year in which it was premiered. Originally conceived as part of the Orthodox all-night liturgy, and based on ancient chants, this sequence of music works very well in its concert form.
Southern Voices is honoured to be opening the 2015 Winchester Festival with a performance of such a wonderful choral work, marking it’s centenary year and look forward to welcoming our followers, old and new! The Cathedral is an ideal setting, as it has resonated for centuries with rich choral colours.
Winchester Cathedral, Friday July 3rd, 8pm with pre-concert drinks from 7.15pm in the Deanery Garden.
Tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office