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Saturday, 5 July 2008

BBC Singers at St Giles Cripplegate

I went along to St Giles Cripplegate to see the BBC Singers perform three choral works as part of the City Of London Festival.

The concert featured 'Cinq Rechants' by Olivier Messiaen sandwiched in between two new pieces by Jonathan Harvey and Param Vir. The evening tried to combine western choral music with elements of Indian spiritualism.

Messiaen's piece was quite dynamic and full of energy. The other works had more of a distinct Hindu influence. It all added up to quite a powerful experience.

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