The Clarion Choir

In the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Academy of Music’s Duke’s Hall, the Clarion Choir, a vocal ensemble from the United States, premiered Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week in Britain, following the Russian premiere in St Petersburg towards the end of October. Sacred music was banned in 1920s Russia when this piece was composed, so it was not performed in Steinberg’s lifetime. The piece was a beautiful work, here performed with another lovely piece, Rachmaninov selections from the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.

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