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Triomphale, LSO City Livery Concert at St Paul’s
23 June @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm£75 – £110
We are delighted to invite you to the LSO City Livery Concert, a key event in the City of London calendar. Pre-pandemic, this annual LSO City Livery Concert had become a firm fixture in the livery calendar, and we hope that many Liverymen and their guests will be able to attend.
Heralding the return to life of the City of London with a musical performance like no other, Sir Simon Rattle directs a spectacular, site-specific performance of Berlioz’s colossal ‘Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale’ in one of the few places that can do it justice: St Paul’s Cathedral. The concert will start with a majestic procession of over 80 musicians and include three of Messiaen’s most magnificent masterpieces to complement Berlioz’s musical spectacular.
Tickets priced at either £75 or £110 each will guarantee excellent seats, a pre-concert reception from 5.30pm, and a souvenir programme. Details of this reception, as well as full joining instructions, will be sent to ticket holders closer to the time. There are a range of further opportunities to get involved with this concert, from attending a beautiful three-course post-concert dinner with music in the atmospheric Cathedral Crypt, to accessing a range of ticket prices to suit every pocket.
For further information and to purchase tickets, please follow this link: lso.co.uk/livery. A limited number of seats are available, so please book as soon as possible.
The LSO Livery Concert is a wonderful homecoming celebration for the LSO, which has long enjoyed a strong association with St Paul’s Cathedral, and will raise funds to support the LSO Always Playing Appeal. As we all know, the pandemic had a devastating impact on the finances of many arts organisations, with the LSO’s income halved. Across the City, companies are seeking to bring life and employees back to their workplaces, and this landmark event ‘Triomphale’ is an opportunity for the City to come together to celebrate this rebirth whilst supporting the Always Playing Appeal.
Berlioz ‘Marche funèbre’ from ‘Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale’ (procession)
Messiaen ‘Communion’ & ‘Sortie’ from ‘Messe de la Pentecôte’
Messiaen ‘Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum’
Messiaen ‘Apparition de l’église éternelle’
Berlioz ‘Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale’
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Simon Johnson organ
Musicians from the Guildhall School
Musicians from Music Academy of the West
London Symphony Orchestra
Check on the organiser’s website that dates and times are correct.