Rachmaninoff Vespers Date: Saturday 4 March 2023 Time: 7.30pm Location: Lady Chapel St Albans Chamber Choir John Gibbons Conductor Described as ‘the greatest achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church’ and loved by singers and audiences alike. It’s an honour to be performing Rachmaninoff Vespers in the tranquil surroundings of the 14th century Lady Chapel of St Albans Cathedral. Composed in early 1915, a time of great political upheaval in Russia and across the world, Rachmaninoff creates a reflective and deeply moving set of Vespers inviting a call for the resolution of conflict through prayer, which still resonates today. A traditional yet emotional piece, he uses the choir as the orchestra, to divide and merge and create ethereal harmonies full of richness and colour with an impressive bass sound. We look forward to performing this magnificent work for you along with the gorgeously haunting Allegri Miserere, Mendelssohn Der Zweite Psalm and Mahler Ich bin der Welt. Tickets: Premium (front of Lady Chapel) - £26.00 Classic (Middle to back of Lady Chapel - £16.00 Standard (restricted view) - £10.00 Children under 18, students and companions of wheelchair uses - £6.00 Doors will open 30 minutes before concert starts. There is a 20 minute interval during this performance.