The Hallé & Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

The Hallé , Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus , Delyana Lazarova & Hanna Hipp
  • Friday 15 November
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Delyana Lazarova directs The Hallé & Sheffield Chorus

Delyana Lazarova, winner of the inaugural Siemens Hallé International Conductor’s Competition, begins this concert with Debussy’s sensuous evocation of the poet Mallarmé’s dreams and desires of a faun. Delyana then directs the massed forces of the Hallé, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, a rising RNCM star and the stunning mezzo-soprano, Hanna Hipp, in Lili Boulanger’s ominous setting of Psalm 130, widely believed to be a reaction to the outbreak of World War One. Sheffield treasure, Darius Battiwalla, pulls out all the stops in music by Saint-Saёns. His first published organ work, Fantaisie, has two contrasting movements: one, full of elegance and charm and the other, strong and confident. The concert concludes with his monumental, fascinatingly-textured “Organ” Symphony.


The Hallé, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Delyana Lazarova (Conductor), Hanna Hipp (Mezzo-soprano), RNCM vocalist (Tenor) and Darius Battiwalla (Organ)


  • DEBUSSY: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • BOULANGER: Psalm 130: De Profundis (Out of the Depths)
  • SAINT-SAЁNS: Fantaisie in Eb major for organ
  • SAINT-SAЁNS: Symphony No.3, “Organ”

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