image for Music - Classical item typeRachmaninoff Vespers by Candlelight at St Mary's Church

Music - Classical, Sun 17 Mar 2019


Barnes Music Festival


Church Road,
SW13 9HL


The Choir of King’s College London makes its debut at the Barnes Music Festival, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. More typically known as the ‘Vespers’, Rachmaninoff’s composition draws on the sounds of Orthodox worship—particularly the singing of chant and the ringing of bells, both of which permeate the work. Since its premiere in 1915, the All-Night Vigil has established itself as a work dear to choirs and audiences alike. Described variously as ‘a choir as passionate as it is disciplined’ (BBC Music Magazine) and ‘English choral singing at its best’ (Choir and Organ Magazine), the Choir of King’s College London under Joseph Fort is widely recognised as one of the leading collegiate choirs in the country.

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Dates Times
Sun 17 Mar 2019 20:30 to 21:45





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