On the Transmigration of Souls


    Haydn Missa in tempore belli (41’)
  • György Kurtág Petite musique solennelle (6’)
  • John Adams On the Transmigration of Souls (25’)


  • Vladimir Jurowski conductor
  • Anna Devin soprano
  • Hanna Hipp mezzo-soprano
  • Rupert Charlesworth tenor
  • Trevor Eliot Bowes bass
  • London Philharmonic Choir

Vladimir Jurowski conducts two towering choral works that face each other across the centuries.

For LPO Conductor Emeritus Vladimir Jurowski, every concert is an opportunity to explore, and with our ‘Moments Remembered’ theme as inspiration, he’s conceived an intensely personal programme. Two towering choral works face each other across the centuries, and at first glance, John Adams’s tribute to the dead of 9/11 could hardly seem more different from Haydn’s joyous Mass setting. But even here, the drums of conflict rumble ominously in the distance. In between comes a moment of solemn reflection from György Kurtág: music that invites us to search our own memories, and find our own meanings.

Free pre-concert event

LPO 2024/25 Writer-in-Residence Jeremy Eichler gives a talk on this evening’s programme. 6.15–6.45pm in the Royal Festival Hall.

Sat 18 Jan 2025, 7.30pm

London, Royal Festival Hall

Tickets £7 - £70

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