YSM Concert Experience

Yale Philharmonia Tour 2020

English Musical Splendor: Yale Philharmonia, Yale Schola Cantorum, and The Bach Choir, London.

In celebration of the Yale School of Music’s 125th anniversary, the Yale Philharmonia joins the Yale Schola Cantorum and The Bach Choir, London for English Musical Splendor, a program that will be performed in celebrated venues in five East Coast cities. David Hill, principal conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum and The Bach Choir, will lead the ensembles in a performance of William Walton’s arresting oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast and music by Arnold Bax, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Baritone David Pershall ’10MM ’11AD and School of Music Dean and faculty pianist Robert Blocker are the program’s soloists. Admission is free (though registration is required) to all concerts, except Washington D.C.

For more information or questions, contact Hemsing Associates at 212 772-1132 or vhaynes@hemsingpr.com.


Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m.
Woolsey Hall
500 College St, New Haven, CT
Preconcert talk at 3 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets from $25 | Students $10

*Free admission except where noted


Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Song to the Soul, Op. 97b

Arnold Bax (1883–1953)
Mater ora filium, GP 246

Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Fantasia on the “Old 104th” Psalm Tune
Robert Blocker, piano

William Walton (1902–1983)
Belshazzar’s Feast
David Pershall, baritone