Kate Royal will have the honour to take part in the world premiere of Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Tuesday 7 May at 7.30pm. She will be joined by baritone Roderick Williams, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Wimbledon Choral Society and conductor Neil Ferris. Composed to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, this marks the largest scale choral work composed by McDowall so far.
This will be Kate’s first London concert this year after having been to Oslo at the beginning of the year, in Scotland and Germany for a pair of recitals with Malcolm Martineau, in Lille for Mahler Symphony No. 2 and most recently in Cologne for the Messiah. She will be in Berlin next week for a concert with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the International Giant Choir Vocal Heroes & Friends where she will sing Jonathan Dove’s There was a Child alongside tenor Toby Spence and conductor Simon Halsey.
For more information and tickets please see the Southbank Centre’s website.