BBC Concert Orchestra
20 Oct 2018, Watford Colosseum, Watford

Morning Heroes

BBC Concert Orchestra
Morning Heroes
19:30 Sat 20 Oct 2018 Watford Colosseum, Watford
The BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus, actor Samuel West and tenor Ben Johnson perform works by Bliss, Britten and Ivor Gurney to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus, actor Samuel West and tenor Ben Johnson perform works by Bliss, Britten and Ivor Gurney to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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Join Hertfordshire Chorus, Musical Director David Temple, the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guest performers Samuel West and Ben Johnson for a concert marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Bliss’s choral symphony for chorus, orchestra and narrator, in this performance spoken by actor Samuel West, was composed as a tribute to his brother and all those who died in the First World War. Tenor Ben Johnson sings Britten’s setting of WH Auden, composed to honour British casualties in the Spanish Civil War, while Gurney’s orchestral A Gloucestershire Rhapsody contrasts the composer’s experiences of the Flanders trenches and the beautiful landscape of his homeland.