Maconchy’s Héloïse and Abelard revived

Maconchy’s Héloïse and Abelard revived
© Suzie Maeder
The choral cantata Héloïse and Abelard by Elizabeth Maconchy is to be revived by the Elysian Singers, Orchestra of the City and musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The performance, which takes place at LSO St Luke’s on November 9 is a rare opportunity to hear Maconchy’s major but neglected late work based on the lives of the ill-fated lovers. The choir and orchestra will be conducted by Sam Laughton with soloists Carola Darwin (Héloïse), Berty Rice (Abelard) and John Upperton (Fulbert).

The evening concert will be preceded by an afternoon of music, readings and talks exploring the lives and legacies of Héloïse and Abelard.

Tickets are available from the LSO box office.

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