Birmingham Royal Ballet is pleased to announce that its orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and the Birmingham Cathedral Choir will launch a new collaboration with a concert at the Cathedral on 24 November, conducted by Marcus Huxley, the Cathedral’s Music Director, and Koen Kessels, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Music Director.

The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Huxley will conduct music by Haydn and Mozart, and the world premiere of True Light, by the rising young British composer Alexander Campkin.

True Light is a setting of John 1.1-14, the well-loved passage of scripture that starts ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ Kessels will conduct Saint-
Saëns’ Symphony No.3, better known as the Organ Symphony and familiar to the wider public through the score to the film Babe; the organist will be Tim Harper.

The collaboration will continue into 2012 with lunchtime recitals by members of the Sinfonia. Then in June the girls of the Cathedral choir will join Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Sinfonia to perform Mendelssohn’s score for the Company’s performances of The Dream at Birmingham Hippodrome.

To book your tickets for the concert at Birmingham Cathedral on 24 November, click here.