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

Belshazzar's Feast
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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
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The English Musical Splendor concert tour featuring the Yale Philharmonia, Yale Schola Cantorum, and the Bach Choir, London has been cancelled due to concerns related to COVID-19.

This cancellation includes performances scheduled for March 8–14 in New Haven, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

We regret any inconvenience this might cause concertgoers.

The Bach Choir, London; Yale Schola Cantorum; Yale Philharmonia
David Hill, conductor

Tour promotion by Hemsing Associates. For more tour information, call 212.772.1132, or email Vanessa Haynes

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
(preconcert talk at 3 pm)
FREE; no tickets required

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

Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
Tickets & info

Thursday, March 12 – 7:30 pm
Irvine Auditorium (at UPenn), Philadelphia
Tickets & info

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 are 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