Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Young soloists top the bill

FOUR “bright young musical talents” join the Henley Choral Society for their concert on Saturday, February 23 at St Mary’s

FOUR “bright young musical talents” join the Henley Choral Society for their concert on Saturday, February 23 at St Mary’s Church.

Julia Sitkovetsky, pictured right, graduated with a first in music from Queen’s College and won the English Song Prize. She is joined by mezzo soprano Esther Brazil, a graduate of Queen’s College, Oxford. Singing the male solo parts are tenor Guy Cutting, described by the late Robert Tear as a “rare talent” and bass baritone Peter Collins, who sings with Magdalen College Chapel Choir.

The concert, Jewels Of The 18th Century, includes Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and the Symphony No 38 by Haydn, as well as Litanaie De Venerabili Sacramento by little-known baroque Czech composer, Zelenka. The 100-strong chorus is accompanied by the Chameleon Arts Orchestra.

Choral society chairman, Melissa Maple, said: “Jewels Of The 18th Century has all the hallmarks of a Henley Choral Society concert. Marvellous musicians, exciting young soloists and a programme that combines some well-loved favourites with a piece by Zelenka, a composer that is a wonderful discovery for many of us.”

For tickets contact (01491) 572795 or buy from Gorvett & Stone on Duke Street.

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