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A Robert Graves Oratorio

Saturday 11 November8:00pm

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.

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    Christmas with Sonoro

    Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London

    An evening of festive music and spoken word celebrating the joy of Christmas, with special guest Andy Hamilton.


  • 17

    Choral Inspirations Workshop

    St Gabriel's, Pimlico, London

    Spend a day with Sonoro singing choral classics and partner pieces written by some of today's top composers.

  • 10

    Conducting Masterclass

    St Gabriel’s Halls, London

    A masterclass with Neil Ferris and Sonoro.


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