May Week Concert 2019

©Robert Workman

May Week Concert

Saturday 15 June 2019, 8.00pm

Mussorgsky arr. Rimsky-Korsakov Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky Selections from Boris Godunov
Stravinsky/Bach Chorale Variations on “Vom Himmel hoch da komm’ ich her”
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Cambridge University Sinfonia
Cambridge University Symphony Chorus
Sir John Tomlinson bass

David Angus, Toby Hession conductors

Tickets: £38, £35, £25, £14
Students and under-18s: £34, £31, £21, £10 or £5 on the door, subject to availability.
Available here

This year’s May Week Concert will be nothing short of spectacular: Cambridge University Sinfonia come together with the Symphony Chorus for a programme including Mussorgsky and Stravinsky. They are joined by the eminent Sir John Tomlinson, CBE.

Tomlinson has appeared with all the major British opera companies, and has sung at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany every year from 1988 to 2006, perhaps most notably as Wotan. We are honoured to welcome him to sing selections from Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, in his farewell to the role.

We are also particularly excited to close the concert with Symphony of Psalms, Stravinsky’s epic three-movement choral symphony, which makes fantastic use of both our large-scale symphony chorus and also our talented Sinfonia.

Mussorgsky’s masterpiece opera, sung by one of the most talented opera singers in the world, together with his Night on Bald Mountain and Stravinsky’s Chorale Variations and Symphony of Psalms make a fitting end to a deeply Russian year at the Cambridge University Musical Society.