Walton Belshazzar’s Feast • Howells Hymnus Paradisi

Saturday 10th November 2012, 7.30pm at Colston Hall, Bristol

David conducts the 140 voices of City of Bristol Choir and Exultate Singers together Grammy award-winning bass Jonathan Lemalu to perform William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. Full of drama, despair and triumph, the piece is a fast-paced tale of the Babylonian king Belshazzar, and the liberation from exile of the Jewish people.

Herbert Howells’ masterpiece Hymnus Paradisi receives its first Bristol performance in this concert. Written in the 1930s after the death of Howells’ young son, it was first performed in 1950. It is an extraordinary work of remembrance and passion, with an ecstatic conclusion looking towards the promise of eternal life.

Tickets £15 – £30 from Colston Hall box office on 0117 922 3686 and www.colstonhall.org