Music for the Fallen
As part of nationwide events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales give the world premiere of Charles Villiers Stanford’s Mass Via Victrix (1914-1918).
The mass encapsulates both a sense of relief and celebration for the allied victory but also commemorates, with a deep sense of mourning and loss for the many who died. Although completed in December 1919, in memory of all those who died during the First World War, the work has never been performed in full, until now.
The concert also features F.S. Kelly’s Elegy for strings, in memoriam Rupert Brooke: written while the composer was recuperating from the Battle of Gallipoli. It is dedicated to the poet Rupert Brooke, whose midnight burial on the Isle of Skyros is one of the more well-known episodes in the early part of the war. Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin completes the programme, with each movement dedicated to the composer’s friends who died fighting in the war.
Concessions, Under 26s and Family Tickets available.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 0800 052 1812 (Monday-Friday).
Wales Millennium Centre Box Office: 029 2063 6464 | www.wmc.org.uk
A Postage Charge may apply.