Conquering the Antarctic

First Performed: February 2012

Tour. 3rd-8th February and 3rd March 2012.

Concert celebrating the ill-fated journey to the South Pole by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his team; including readings by Hugh from Scott’s diaries, as well as stunning imagery from the original tour photographer Herbert Ponting.

The five date tour visited Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham and London.

The concert was recorded for BBC Radio 3’s Music Nation.


Vaughan Williams (composer), Cecilia McDowall (composer)


Holst Singers, Katherine Watson (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor)


Stephen Layton (conductor)

Production Co:

City of London Sinfonia

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