Saturday 6th July 2013, 7:30pm
Conductor: David Gibson
Walton – Coronation Te Deum
Elgar – Enigma Variations
Walton – Belshazzar's Feast (baritone: Nicholas Warden)
A joint concert with Southampton Philharmonic Choir
Join the City of Southampton Orchestra and Southampton Philharmonic Choir for a memorable evening of live music in the heart of Southampton.
The concert begins with Walton's vibrant Coronation Te Deum, premiered 60 years ago at Elizabeth II's coronation. Elgar's ever-popular Enigma Variations follow, including the quintessentially English Nimrod.
In the second half, all forces are combined for Walton's thrilling and fiery Belshazzar's Feast, featuring baritone Nicholas Warden. Walton packs the music with drama, telling the story of the downfall of the Babylonian king Belshazzar. The emotion rises as the piece builds to an unforgettable finale.
Tickets cost £8 front stalls (reserved), £15 tiered seating (reserved), and £12 stalls and balcony. Over 65s can take advantage of a £2 discount.
Tickets are available from Southampton Guildhall Box Office, telephone (023) 8063 2601 or online from LiveNation.
Get a taste of the drama of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast in this clip from a 2012 BBC Proms performance.