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Symphony of Remembering

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Symphony of Remembering Coventry Cathedral
Symphony of Remembering Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Symphony of Remembering

Fundraising in aid of Coventry Cathedral’s Diamond Jubilee Organ Appeal

Saturday 11 June 2022: 7.30pm 
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St, Coventry, CV1 5AB

Tickets: £15, £10 (concessions) and £20 (Family)

About the Concert

Fundraising Concert in aid of Cathedral’s Diamond Jubilee Organ Appeal

One of the most iconic buildings in the world and a miracle of mid-twentieth century architecture and design, Coventry Cathedral is the perfect setting for a programme that is by turns contemplative and dramatic. From the eternally descending progressions of Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten to Dives and Lazarus, Vaughan Williams passionately reworks the English
folk song.

The first half ends with Derek Nisbet’s Symphony of Remembering, created especially for this cathedral and featuring the testimony of people who have suffered more recent losses, including through the pandemic. Mahler’s transcendent Adagietto from his Fifth symphony is followed by the Gothic drama of Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani.

The Poulenc provides the perfect showcase for the magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ built in 1962 featuring a facade designed by the building’s architect Sir Basil Spence. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the cathedral’s Diamond Jubilee Organ appeal which seeks to raise 1 million to fund the restoration of the Cathedral’s iconic instrument.

Date and Time

Saturday 11 June 2022: 7.30 pm 
7:30 pm – 9:30pm
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Coventry Cathedral, Priory St, Coventry, CV1 5AB
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Arvo PärtCantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Vaughan WilliamsFive Variants of Dives & Lazarus
MozartSerenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239, Serenata notturna
Derek Nisbet  Symphony of Remembering*
MahlerAdagietta from Symphony No.5
PoulencOrgan Concerto

*Narrated by 
Amy Kakoura
OrganRachel Mahon
ConductorMichael Collins 
Michael Collins, Conductor
Rachel Mahon, Organ


June 11
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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