Ex Cathedra

Saturday 4th May 7.30pm

Jeffrey Skidmore – Conductor:
Martha McLorinan – Mezzo soprano
James Robinson – Tenor
Simone Rebello – Bells

Rachmaninoff: ‘All-night vigil’, op.37

Approximate timing: 1 hr 40 minutes, including an interval.

Ex Cathedra are an elite vocal ensemble who have been captivating a diverse range of audiences for more than 50 years. In the stunning setting of Sherborne Abbey they present Rachmaninoff’s powerful and hypnotic ‘All-night vigil’ – a luminous choral tapestry that draws upon Orthodox chants from the Znamenny tradition, Greece and poignantly from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Immerse yourself in mesmeric melodies and hear some of the lowest notes you’ll ever hear sung! This magnificent sacred music composed during the turmoil of the Great War held special significance for Rachmaninoff. In this work he breathed new life into his unique choral heritage. Ex Cathedra’s presentation is informed by recent discoveries of the 1915 premiere. Join us for this very special evening.

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