A Parry Centenary Tribute

Thu 2 August

Thursday 2 August 2018, 7.45pm

Katherine Broderick soprano
Mark LeBrocq tenor
David Stout bass

Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Parry Symphony No 5 (Symphonic Fantasia "1912")
Parry Invocation to Music

The sublimely celestial Blest Pair of Sirens opens tonight's centenary tribute to Sir Hubert Parry. Based on a text by John Milton, beautifully cascading melodies express a desire to return to heaven and heavenly music. This theme is continued in the following richly harmonic Fifth Symphony, which represents the triumph of hope over the tragedy of human life.

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