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Sat 9th May 2020, 7:30pm

St Albans Abbey
Sumpter Yard
St Albans

Conductor: Tom Hammond
Soloist: Susana Gaspar (soprano), Andrew Parnell (organ), Gloriana, Women in Harmony (Musical Director: Deborah Miles-Johnson)

Debussy: Nocturnes
Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3, Organ Symphony
Poulenc: Litanies

Debussy’s three Nocturnes were inspired by a series of impressionist paintings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

Chants d’Auvergne is an enchanting collection of folk songs from France, in the local Auvergnat language.

The Orchestra’s Vice-President Andrew Parnell joins us on the Cathedral’s organ to play Saint-Saëns’s mighty Symphony No.3.



£28, £22, £16 reserved, £8 unreserved (restricted view), £2 accompanied child, £5 students

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