The King's Singers - City of London Festival 2011
From Mansion House, London, the King's Singers perform a programme of music spanning centuries and continents, and encompassing the festival's environmental and avian themes.
Live from the Mansion House, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The King's Singers perform live from the City of London Festival, in the Great Egyptian Hall of Mansion House in London. Their program spans centuries and continents, and takes in the festival's environmental and avian themes, including songs about the swan, the cuckoo, and the nightingale.
The concert also includes the world première of a specially commissioned new work by the Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin, River's Lament, setting an evocative poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri which laments the drying up of a once flowing river.
Bennett: All creatures now are merry-minded
Weelkes: The Nightingale; the Organ of Delight
Ligeti: The Cuckoo in the Pear Tree; Two Dreams and a Little Bat"
Bartlett: Of all the Birds
Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Ligeti: The Lobster Quadrille"
c. 8.15: Interval Music presented by Petroc Trelawny
Ravenscroft: The Three Ravens
Wilbye: Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees
Ligeti: A Long, Sad Tale
Williamson: The Musicians of Bremen
Elena Kats-Chernin: River's Lament (World première).