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    Górecki’s composition of motherhood and loss, inspired by texts spanning several centuries, is one of modern classical music’s finest.

    A masterpiece of modern classical music

    Be moved by powerful stories of love, loss and motherhood as Polish composer Henryk Górecki’s masterful Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is staged at the London Coliseum.

    The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs London stage production is an exciting new approach to Górecki’s work, directed by Isabella Bywater and conducted by Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya.

    Comprising three parts from three sources, Symphony is a powerful and evocative meditation on family and grief in many forms. It includes a 15th century lament inspired by Mary, mother of Jesus; an 18 year old’s message written on the walls of a Gestapo prison; and a folk song about a mother searching for her son after the Silesian uprisings.

    Górecki’s masterpiece immediately shot to the top of the classical music charts upon release in 1992, and having struck a chord with listeners is now the best selling contemporary work of our time.

    Book Symphony of Sorrowful Songs tickets to experience this hugely influential and emotional work, reimagined live on stage in London.

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    Performance dates:
    05 May 2023 - 06 May 2023
    Running time:
    0 hour and 55 minutes.
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 11+
    Audience Notes:
    Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is sung in Polish, with English surtitles displayed above the stage.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    So moving and exquisitely beautiful in its portrayal of sadness and loss.

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    helenkeegan 12 Aug 2023

    It’s a very short performance and only person was singing.

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    GreenVG 03 May 2023

    Performers were great but the production itself was quite boring. They also sneaked in the first... More

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    GreenVG 03 May 2023
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    manricol 06 May 2023
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    manricol 06 May 2023

    Inspirational. Beautiful mesmerising singing

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    mariabell Top 100 reviewer 05 May 2023
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