The Bach Choir with Yale Schola Cantorum and Yale Philharmonia | English Musical Splendor

Belshazzar's Feast
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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00pm
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The Bach Choir, London; Yale Schola Cantorum; Yale Philharmonia
David Hill, conductor

In celebration of the Yale School of Music’s 125th anniversary, the Yale Philharmonia (YSM’s orchestra) joins the Yale Schola Cantorum (the student chamber choir sponsored by Yale Institute of Sacred Music) and guest ensemble The Bach Choir, London, to perform a concert entitled English Musical Splendor in five East Coast cities this coming March. David Hill, Principal Conductor of both Yale Schola Cantorum and The Bach Choir, will conduct a program that includes William Walton’s

The Bach Choir, Londonarresting oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast, along with works of Arnold Bax, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Soloists are baritone David Pershall (Yale School of Music ’11) and faculty artist Robert Blocker.




Sunday, March 8 - 4 pm
Woolsey Hall, New Haven
FREE; no tickets required

Monday, March 9 – 7:30 pm                     
Yale PhilharmoniaSymphony Hall, Boston              

Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 pm
St. John the Divine, NYC
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Thursday, March 12 – 7:30 pm
Irvine Auditorium (at UPenn), Philadelphia
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Saturday, March 14 – 7:30 pm
National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
Tickets from $25 | Students $10

Admission is free except where noted (though free ticket reservations may be required).


Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Song to the Soul

Arnold Bax (1883–1953)
Mater ora filium

Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Fantasia on the “Old 104th” Psalm Tune
Robert Blocker, piano

William Walton (1902–1983)
Belshazzar’s Feast
David Pershall, baritone

Open to: 
General Public