Concert Focus: BBC Proms

Posted on: August 24, 2011 in: Concert Focus

We’re still buzzing from our Proms performance on Sunday night at the Royal Albert Hall, which saw the premiere of Colin Matthews’ ‘beautifully crafted’ and ‘vividly painted’ No Man’s Land, a memorial to the casualties of the First World War, which was commissioned by our founder, the late Richard Hickox, just days before his death. With such an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, audience members and listeners on BBC Radio 3, we thought we’d share with you some of the reviews and behind the scenes pictures from the concert rehearsals. You might spot some of our CLS friends sitting amongst the Orchestra in rehearsal, just one of the many benefits our regular supporters enjoy!

If you missed the concert, there is still a chance to listen to it here.







The Daily Telegraph, 4 * * * *

“City of London Sinfonia… are sufficiently cohesive and eloquently shaped as to render [Mozart’s] Requiem… seamless and unfailingly expressive.”


The Guardian, 4 * * * *

“A strikingly atmospheric score”


Evening Standard, 4 * * * *