Lewisham Choral Society – Belshazzar’s Feast

Lewisham Choral Society – Belshazzar’s Feast

Saturday 16th November, 2019


Phoenix Concert Hall


Title: Belshazzar’s Feast

Works: William Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

Give unto the Lord


Performers:Lewisham Choral Society

David Stout (Baritone)

Forest Philharmonic

Dan Ludford-Thomas (Conductor)


A thrilling biblical tale

From the plaintive cries of exiled slaves to the overthrow of the lavish Babylonian court, William Walton’s electrifying Belshazzar’s Feast is set for large chorus, baritone and orchestra. In gentler mood, Elgar’s lyrical Enigma Variations, including the much-loved Nimrod, paint affectionate portraits of his family and friends.

Popular choir Lewisham Choral Society are joined by renowned baritone David Stout and the Forest Philharmonic Orchestra.




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Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.



Phoenix Pianos

Phoenix Pianos - Fairfield Halls

Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.

Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.

A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.

The Phoenix mission is twofold:

  1. To once again offer inspiration to artists in new levels of acoustic performance, after a century of near complete stagnation within the piano industry.
  2. To make highly practical improvements to piano design, such as climate resistance, longevity of parts, reliability of performance, and touch response.

Phoenix instruments benefit from:

  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar soundboard designs
  • A new highly responsive action comprising 3D printed and carbon fibre parts
  • Patented bridge technology to improve the power and efficiency of acoustic transfer, giving artists access to a wider dynamic range

The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.