Easter Term 2017
10:30am, Saturday 22nd April 2017
After last year’s successful St John Passion CU Symphony Chorus invites you to join us in a Choral Discovery Day based on Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday 22nd April at Emmanuel United Reformed Church in Central Cambridge.
£20 (£15 CUMS members), £10 students, £5 audience
Join members of CU Symphony Chorus and conductor Mark Austin to spend a rewarding day working on Mozart’s sublime Requiem. The day offers a chance to improve your choral singing while exploring the extraordinary story behind this music, probably the most performed unfinished work ever.
Mozart’s pupil Sussmayr completed the score after Mozart’s death, allowing the Requiem to become one of the best-known choral works across Europe. Alongside rehearsal of Mozart’s Requiem we will sing and compare Sussmayr’s and Mozart’s settings of ‘Ave verum corpus’ side-by-side. This rare opportunity gives a fascinating insight into Mozart’s genius and Sussmayr’s attempt to match it.
Rising star conductor Mark Austin is Artistic Director of Faust Chamber Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly in venues including Kings Place and LSO St Luke’s. He works regularly with The Bach Choir and in the opera pit, and was awarded an International Opera Awards Bursary in 2017.
“Austin introduced the piece from the podium, and his affection for it was evident in the eloquent intensity of his conducting” (The Guardian)
The Bärenreiter edition will be available on the day. It is important that everyone uses this score. Please add it to the cart if you need one (included in the price).
And for those who are curious about the day, here is a timetable:
10.30 Arrival, registration, tea and coffee
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Emmanuel United Reformed Church: Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RR
1:10am, Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Tuesday 2 May
Salieri Prima la musica e poi le parole
The Empyrean Ensemble
Free admission, with a retiring collection
1:10pm, Tuesday 9th May 2017
Tuesday 9 May
This year’s lunchtime concert series draws to a close with recitals from two outstanding young musicians: 2016 CUMS Concerto Competition Prize-Winners, Leo Popplewell (cello) and Stephanie Childress (violin). Free entry, with a retiring collection.
8:00pm, Saturday 13th May 2017
West Road Concert Hall
Joy Lisney Thread of the Infinite (World Première)
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
For their final concert of the 2016-17 Season, CUCO are joined by guest leader Thomas Gould, who will direct the orchestra from the violin. Gould is one of the most exciting British violinists of the younger generation, described as an artist who “refuses to be defined by a single genre” (The Guardian). He is the leader of Britten Sinfonia, a pioneering unconducted ensemble.
A balance between old and new lies at the heart of this programme. The concert opens with the world première of Thread of the Infinite by Joy Lisney (CUMS Composer in Residence 2016-17). This is followed by Tippett’s Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, a modern chamber work for strings which draws upon Baroque Concerto Grosso structures. The wind and brass will then rejoin the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, a vivid and groundbreaking celebration of the great outdoors.
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
8:00pm, Thursday 18th May 2017
Thursday 18 May
Adam Gorb Yiddish Dances
CUMS Concert Orchestra
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra and CUMS Concert Orchestra join forces for their final concert of the 2016-17 season.
8:00pm, Saturday 17th June 2017
Saturday 17 June
J.S. Bach Mass in B minor
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Tickets: £35, £30, £20, £10, £6
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