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7:30 PM , Saffron Hall , Saffron Walden

Saffron Hall Residency: Belshazzar's Feast

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Elgar Enigme Variations
Walton Belshazzar's Feast

Marin Alsop conductor
Roderick Williams baritone
Saffron Walden Choral Society
London Philharmonic Orchestra

This is British music with serious attitude. In Leeds, in October 1931 William Walton took a huge choir and a giant symphony orchestra, added a couple of brass bands, and knocked his audience backwards. Belshazzar’s Feast is definitely not your average oratorio: big, brassy and shamelessly pagan, it caused a scandal back then, and it can still set hairs on end today. But then, British music has always been more emotional than you might think – and if anyone can find the tender soul of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, or the raw melancholy of Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, it’s that unrivalled American anglophile Marin Alsop.