Stanford & Elgar

  • 07:30 PM
  • Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AD

Come and join us for our first LICS promoted concert of the season with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:

Stanford created Song of the Soul from two of Walt Whitman’s poems. Sadly, it remained unperformed and unpublished until 2015, 100 years after Stanford’s death, when it was resurrected by David Hill, who will lead a second performance here at Leeds Town Hall.

Elgar’s The Music Makers is considered one of his most personal works. Composed in 1912, Elgar set Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s Ode to music, relating to the loneliness described in the first verse. Throughout this nostalgic piece Elgar quotes his own most important compositions.

Elgar’s Cello Concerto was his last major composition and made a distinct departure from his previous works, being more introspective and contemplating mortality. Moved by the events of the First World War, Elgar began writing the opening melody whilst recovering in hospital from tonsillitis in 1919. Over 40 years later it became the work which launched Jacqueline du Pre’s career when she made a recording in 1965.

David Hill – Conductor

Tim Hugh – Cello

Jennifer Johnston – Mezzo Soprano

Stanford – Song to the Soul

Elgar – Cello Concerto

Elgar – Music Makers

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Mark Pallant

Tickets: £16.50 to £33.50 available from

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