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Magna Carta Music

West London Sinfonia

Orchestral Concert

Beethoven          Symphony No5                                                          Copland              Lincoln Portrait (The Gettysburg Address)

Barber                 Adagio for Strings

Arnold                 Peterloo Overture


Iwona Boesche (leader)

Paul Caira (speaker)

Philip Hesketh (conductor)




Saturday 17  October, 7.30pm


Length: approx 2 hours


St Michaels & All Angels Church

Bath Road

W4 1TT

How to get there

Nearest station Turnham Green 2 minutes walk

District Line

Buses: 27, 237, 267, 272, 391, 440, E3, H91, N9

Tickets at the door

£14 (standard)

£12 (concessions)

Magna Carta Music

Beethoven’s symphony represents his personal, perpetual battle for freedom.


Copland’s inclusion of the Gettysburg Address.


Barber’s work played when President Kennedy was assassinated.


Arnold’s remembrance of the Peterloo Massacre of demonstrators asking for reform of the Parliamentary system in 1819, and who were charged down by the cavalry.


A remarkable musical tribute to Magna Carta.

Details from the Magna Carta Exhibition

Coat-of-arms of William de Forz, Earl of Albemarle.

Musicians of the 13th century playing by night.

Coat-of-arms of William Malet, Sheriff of Somerset and Devon.

Still remembered in name of the Somerset town, Shepton Malet. 

The Sun


Royal coat-of-arms of King John, the man who caused it all!

Shown here with the seal with which he ratified the Magna Carta.

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