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New Commission for Philharmonia Orchestra

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On 12 May, Philharmonia Orchestra will premiere ‘Baptistry’ under the baton of Edward Gardner, opening the 40th anniversary concert of the Newbury Spring Festival at St Nicolas Church. The work takes its inspiration from Sam Gilliam’s artwork of the same name, which conjures a sense of celebration, newness, regeneration and growth. 

Co-commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival, in addition to Newbury Spring Festival and Philharmonia Orchestra, ‘Baptistry’ will have its second performance at on 29 July at Hereford Cathedral, conducted by Elim Chan. 
















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