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Venue: Wigmore Hall

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information:

£7, £5 conc 

This concert features the world première of Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices, a new work by acclaimed composer Jocelyn Pook commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation for Anxiety 2014. A unique collaboration between Wigmore Hall, Aurora Orchestra and the Mental Health Foundation; the première will be performed by Aurora Orchestra with the Mind and Soul Choir. The new work extends Pook’s interest in the experience of mental illness, which she explored in her ground-breaking 2012 work Hearing Voices.

Aurora Orchestra conducted by Graham Ross; soloists: Lore Lixenberg soprano, Melanie Pappenheim mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Peter Kenny countertenor, George Ikediashi bass, and the Mind and Soul Choir led by Lea Cornthwaite.


Arnold Schoenberg:                  Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Op. 4

Giovanni Palestrina                   I vaghi fiori (arr. Simon Cox)

Jocelyn Pook                             Anxiety Fanfare and Variations for Voices





This project has been generously co-funded by;

Britten - Pears Foundation

Each year the BPF supports a small number of applications for funding for the commissioning of new music of the highest artistic quality, believing that this would reflect the wishes of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears who, in their lifetimes, did much to support the work of fellow composers.

PRS for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres.

Since 2000 PRS for Music Foundation has given more than £19.5 million to over 4,600 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS for Music Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity– from composer residencies and commissions to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas. 


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