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A Robert Graves Oratorio

Saturday 11 November8:00pm

Sonoro
Merton Music Foundation Young Voices
Philharmonia Orchestra
Robin O’Neill, conductor
Edward Grint, baritone

A uniquely moving work using the poems Robert Graves (author of the definitive WW1 autobiography Goodbye to All That) wrote as a young soldier to trace his journey from the peace of an English school to the Somme and back.

Music and libretto combine to chart the tension between words and experience; the journey from innocence through anticipation, camaraderie, incoherent horror and madness, to the final resolution and an attempt to find peace through poetry. The subject matter is intensely challenging but as powerful now, and as relevant to humanity, as it was 100 years ago.



Past Concerts

  • 24
    06
    2018

    Rossini Petite
    Messe Solennelle

    St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

    Sonoro with St Magnus Festival Chorus

    Open
  • 22
    06
    2018

    Rachmaninov Vespers

    St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

    Sonoro
    Neil Ferris, conductor

    Open
  • 01
    06
    2018

    Requiem X

    St Gallen, Switzerland

    Sonoro
    Arpeggione Orchestra
    Robert Bokor, conductor

    Open
  • 06
    03
    2018

    Passion & Polyphony

    Concert and debut album launch reception

    MacMillan – Cecilia Virgo
    Martin – Mass for Double Choir
    MacMillan – Data est mihi omnis potestas

    Open

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