BBC Singers with Psappha
Many consider Claude Vivier (1948-83) the greatest composer Canada has produced. At the age of 34, he was the victim of a shocking murder, leaving some 49 compositions that reveal a unique compositional voice, both captivating and unforgettable. A long trip through Japan, Bali and Iran influenced Vivierís music, the first fruits being Shiraz. His last work, the unfinished Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele, contains a disturbing premonition of his untimely death. Vivierís invented verbal and musical languages are striking for their use of imaginative harmonies, hypnotic textures, incantatory melody and shadowy clouds of sound. The virtuosic and versatile BBC Singers join the internationally acclaimed contemporary music ensemble Psappha in what promises to be a dramatic and spell-binding evening.
This performance is presented in association with the BBC Singers
This concert will also be available as a webcast
Tickets: £14.50, £12
(£12, £9.50 concessions)
£5.50 Young person