We always say we promise to surprise and move you – but last night, Thursday 17 November, was really special.
Our friend Sam Lee has toured the country finding ancient melodies and embellishing them with his own contemporary twist. We were honoroud to perform his songs in full orchestral arrangements for the first time thanks to the pheonomenal talent of arranger Iain Farrington.
Mingled with Sam’s songs were works by Britten, Delius and Butterworth that hark back to forgotten worlds and connect us to the tunes that have been hummed by countless generations.
With candles flickering, the Orchestra in the centre of the room surrounded by a sweep of chairs, and a cosy pool of cushions, it was the perfect way to be transported away by music that has travelled across centuries.
Died for Love with Sam lee is the first of four concerts exploring Folk Tunes and Tall Tales – we would be delighted if you joined us for the rest of the journey. Find full details on our website.
Relive the experience
Photos by Jo Russell:
— Sara Mair (@maireducation) November 18, 2016
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— Fiona Mountain (@FionaMountain) November 18, 2016
— Pia Luck (@piaisabelle) November 18, 2016
— Rachel Millward (@rachelmillward) November 17, 2016
Fab evening tonight @CityLdnSinfonia. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
— Ben Gernon (@GernonBen) November 17, 2016
— Claire Shovelton (@no_commentary) November 17, 2016
— Jasmine Blackborow (@JazziBlackborow) November 17, 2016
— Katy Cooper (@DecSop1) November 17, 2016