Choral and vocal music

2018/19 concert season at Royal Festival Hall

Enjoy world-class singers performing choral and vocal music, as well as opera in concert. This season at Royal Festival Hall we present choral classics including Carmina Burana and Haydn's The Seasons, vocal showcases including Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne and opera including Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and Puccini's Le Villi.

Carmina Burana

Saturday 13 October

Hear Carl Orff's choral showstopper Carmina Burana with a cast including Simon Keenlyside.

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Songs of the Auvergne

Wednesday 24 October

Anna Caterina Antonacci sings a selection from Canteloube's romantic Songs of the Auvergne.

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Little Solemn Mass

Saturday 27 October

Rossini's Little Solemn Mass is filled with cheerful rhythms, brilliant operatic solos and irresistible tunes.

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The Rake's Progress

Saturday 3 November

Vladimir Jurowski conducts a stellar cast in a performance of Stravinsky's outrageous opera.

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The Eternal Flame

Saturday 10 November

We mark the centenary of the end of WW1 with a performance of choral works by Stravinsky and Janáček.

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Le Villi

Wednesday 21 November

Ermonela Jaho joins the LPO for a rare performance of Puccini's first opera, in association with Opera Rara.

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Saturday 18 December

50 years after its premiere, The Swingles join the LPO for a performance of Berio's psychedelic Sinfonia.

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Die Walküre

Sunday 27 January

Vladimir Jurowski continues his Ring Cycle with Wagner's Die Walküre.

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Dido and Aeneas

Wednesday 30 January

Sir Roger Norrington conducts a performance of Purcell's tragic opera.

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The Seasons

Saturday 2 March

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Haydn's final masterpiece: The Seasons.

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Juan Diego Flórez

Friday 29 March

Enjoy a gala evening of popular tenor arias from composers including Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and more.

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