Luciano Berio’s “Cries of London”

Luciano Berio’s “Cries of London” is a tour-de-force work for eight voices created for the Swingle Singers. The words, compiled from phrases used by street vendors in old London, resounds like the echoes of the street vendors’ voices, as the composer absorbed them as they rebounded from the walls of the old houses. This performance likely marks the Vancouver premiere.