What is English music? The freshness of a spring morning, the glamour of Edwardian London – or a half remembered voice from the Scottish Highlands? Michael Seal travels from the verdant fields of John Foulds’ April - England to the bustling streets of Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony; and introduces a haunting new choral masterpiece by Gary Carpenter, about which one critic wrote that it “grips from start to finish”.

CBSO+ 5.30pm: Join CBSO Youth and Children’s Chorus Directors, Julian Wilkins and Ula Weber, with composer Gary Carpenter as he talks about his CBSO Centenary Commission Ghost Songs, ahead of tonight’s performance.

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 5.30pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously advertised, due to the Making an Entrance redevelopments. You will be asked to show your ticket for access into the pre-concert talk, and then invited to take your seat for the concert immediately after the talk concludes. Times of talks will be listed on the concert pages of the CBSO and THSH’s websites in advance, please check before making travel plans.