BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
30 Aug 2014, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh International Festival Janáček Glagolitic Mass

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Janáček Glagolitic Mass
20:00 Sat 30 Aug 2014 Usher Hall
Ilan Volkov Conducts Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.
Ilan Volkov Conducts Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.

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The Festival's concert series at the Usher Hall concludes in epic style, with a blazing confrontation between darkness and light given by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Prinicipal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Edinburgh International Festival Director and composer Sir Jonathan Mills's oratorio Sandakan Threnody honours the 2,500 British and Australian prisoners of war who lost their lives in the death marches in North Borneo during the Second World War.

By contrast, Janáček's Glagolitic Mass is a joyous affirmation of life. A cast of renowned international singers, the full force of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and acclaimed organist Thomas Trotter bring the Festival to a spectacular, jubilant close.

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