A Sea Symphony & The Hymn of Jesus

Cheltenham Music Festival

Sat 8 Jul 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gloucester Cathedral

Cheltenham Festival Chorus
Huddersfield Choral Society
Salomon Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone

Vaughan Williams Stricken Peninsula: An Italian Rhapsody (premiere) (8’)
Holst The Hymn of Jesus (22’)
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony (65’)

250 performers from around the UK come together in Gloucester’s majestic Cathedral to celebrate a great friendship between two locally-born composers. The Hymn of Jesus, 100 years old this year, was Holst’s next work after finishing The Planets, and was dedicated to Ralph Vaughan Williams. VW’s mighty setting of Walt Whitman poems brings an equally large chorus to the fore throughout its hour-plus span, alongside expansive roles for two soloists and orchestral writing of blazing colour and energy. The concert begins with a Vaughan Williams concert premiere – a reconstruction by Cheltenham composer Philip Lane of music VW wrote for a 1945 propaganda film, Stricken Peninsula, about life and reconstruction in post-war Italy.

Haydn - Creation

Huddersfield Town Hall

Haydn - Creation

Conducted by Lawrence Cummings and accompanied by the Royal Northern Sinfonia

26th October 2017 at 7:30pm

This is one of the season ticket concerts, but there may be some returned tickets.  If you are interested in these, please contact Jane Armitage, Subscribers' Secretary on jaassociates@tiscali.co.uk

£3 gallery tickets for students may also be available.  For information contact Jane Armitage.

Messiah

Huddersfield Town Hall

This concert to be held on 19th & 20th December 2017 at 7:15pm. 

The conductor is Jane Glover, accompanied by the Royal Northen Sinfonia. 

Soloists: Jennifer France, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Thomas Hobbs and Duncan Rock.

This is one of the season ticket concerts, but there may be some returned tickets.  If you are interested in these, please contact Jane Armitage, Subscribers' Secretary on jaassociates@tiscali.co.uk

£3 gallery tickets for students may also be available.  For information contact Jane Armitage.