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Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 17th April 2016

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The London Symphony Chorus celebrate its 50th anniversary with Haydn’s ‘nature’ oratorio The Seasons with a wonderful  cast of international singers and Sir Simon Rattle.

The Seasons is divided in to four sections: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter charting a musical year with rousing choruses, wine tasting with dancing peasants, a loud thunderstorm, even the croaking of frogs.

In his old age Haydn achieved fame and fortune in London following visits here in the 1790s, he was encouraged to write The Seasons by the great success of his previous oratorio The Creation, which was performed all over Europe.

Programme 

Haydn The Seasons (sung in German)

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Monika Eder soprano

John Mark Ainsley tenor

Florian Boesch baritone

London Symphony Chorus

Simon Halsey chorus director

London Symphony Orchestra

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Barbican website here

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