Marin Alsop, conductor; Michelle de Young, mezzo-soprano
As a major highlight of the worldwide Bernstein centenary celebrations, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop, and the choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, perform the composer’s Chichester Psalms in the Cathedral for which it was commissioned.
The full concert programme is Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No.1 ‘Jeremiah’ with Michelle de Young, mezzo soprano; JS Bach Motets with A cappella choirs; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. ‘I am thrilled to reunite with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for this historical project celebrating my teacher and mentor, Leonard Bernstein. Performing Chichester Psalms in Chichester Cathedral is the perfect tribute to Bernstein. This brilliant and very personal piece embodies Bernstein’s faith in humanity, innocence and youth.’ – Marin Alsop