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06 Jul

7:30pm - 6th July Captured Light 7.30pm

Choral music by Debussy and Lili Boulanger

Londinium (chamber choir), Leanne Singh-Levett (piano), Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Friday 6th July at 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 (‘earlybird’ discount) / £15 | £10 (students) and further information from https://www.londinium-voices.org.uk/events

Londinium marks the centenaries of the deaths of Claude Debussy and Lili Boulanger by plunging into the heady world of early twentieth-century French choral music. Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, lived for just 24 years; her prodigious talent is nowhere clearer than in her luxuriant and often-ecstatic works for choir and piano, far too rarely performed today. We pair Debussy’s classic Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans with virtuosic transcriptions of his songs and piano music by the masterful arranger Clytus Gottwald, and our programme is completed with works by Fauré, Ravel, and the perennially popular Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens by Maurice Duruflé.