Morning Heroes


Mon 27 July
Morning Heroes

Hereford Cathedral

£45, £41, £27, £20, £15, £7

Sibelius Symphony No 5

Bliss Morning Heroes

Malcolm Sinclair narrator *

Three Choirs Festival Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

This choral symphony by Sir Arthur Bliss, dedicated to ‘to the Memory of my brother Francis Kennard Bliss and all other Comrades killed in battle’, continues our WWI commemoration begun with last year’s premiere of Torsten Rasch’s A Foreign Field. Premiered in at the Norwich Festival in 1930, it sets texts from Homer’s Iliad and poems by Walt Whitman, Wilfred Owen, Li Tai Po and Robert Nichols; the composer said that writing it helped to exorcise the nightmare memories of his own wartime experiences. *Our performance is narrated by Malcolm Sinclair. This is a change to the advertised cast; Samuel West has been forced to withdraw from the performance and we are very grateful to Malcolm Sinclair for stepping in at short notice.

Supported by the Bliss Trust & the Music Reprieval Trust.  Malcom Sinclair supported by Gabbs Solicitors. Sir Andrew Davis supported by Pamela White.



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