On 9 November at the Roundhouse Carl Davis will conduct the Finchley Children’s Music Group and the City of London Sinfonia in the eagerly anticipated London premiere of Last Train to Tomorrow, his 45-minute dramatic narrative for children’s choir, actors (or speakers) and orchestra based on the story of the Kindertransport. The work’s previous performances in Manchester and Prague were received to great acclaim and this next outing looks set for a similar reception.
‘…vintage Davis – approachable, heartfelt, even sentimental, but passionate and single-minded in its message. If you want something for a top-class children’s choir to get their teeth into, try this. It’s not often a new work’s world premiere gets a standing ovation from the entire hall.’
Classical Music (Robert Beale), 15 December 2012
View the work on our online score library
More details about the 9 November performance can be found here