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CBSO London 2012 Festival Opening Concert

 21 June 2012 at 7:30pm 

CBSO London 2012 Festival Opening Concert

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
CBSO Chorus
CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Children’s Chorus

The world’s greatest music – made in Birmingham. On the opening night of the London 2012 Festival, CBSO are thrilled to present the latest masterpiece from Jonathan Harvey, one of the world’s greatest living composers, who was born in Sutton Coldfield. An epic choral work, Weltethos is inspired by the shared spiritual heritage of humanity and founded on texts from six of the world’s greatest religions: Confucianism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. Expansive, visionary and awe-inspiringly beautiful, it’s a perfect way to kick off the nationwide celebrations in the summer of 2012. Join the CBSO to welcome the world and hear sounds like you’ve never heard before.

6.15pm Pre-concert talk: Premiere! Jonathan Harvey
Stephen Maddock talks to the great Birmingham-born composer about his new choral work.

Jonathan Harvey : Weltethos

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