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Saturday 11 MaY, 2019
St Bernard’s, 1 Langley Road, SL3 7AF

Britten Matinées musicales

Rossini Petite messe solennelle

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Benjamin Britten's Matinees Musicales is a suite of dances, consisting of sparkling arrangements from Rossini’s works. It demonstrates Britten’s orchestral mastery, and tongue-in-cheek sense of humour.

The large choral work of Rossini’s old age, the Petite messesolennelle, is neither small, nor is it solemn; in fact it is more like an opera than a religious work. Rossini called it “ the final sin of my old age.” This performance will be in Rossini’s own version for full orchestra.

Tickets £15, £12.50 £10 under 16s/students


the Slough Philharmonic 2018-19 season

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The orchestra started this season with Wagner, Mahler and Holst.

Our Christmas concert centred around the energetic rhythms and strong melodies of John Rutter, together with carol tunes in various forms – including an opportunity to join in.

In March, pianist Daniel Lebhardt performed Tchaikovsky’s most popular of all piano concertos. This was followed by Bruckner’s sixth symphony.

The chorus and orchestra will be joined by four vocal soloists to close the season with Rossini’s gloriously operatic Petite Messe Solonnelle.

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‘What a sound behind me! Thank you David and everyone for having me. What a fantastic experience…‘Simon Allen, saxophonist, November 2017

‘A pleasure to join such a wonderful choir and orchestra!’ Vanessa Bowers, soprano, April 2018

Tickets-  All concerts: £15 and £12.50  (U16/students £10)

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David Wilson, Director of Music

David Wilson, Director of Music

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Membership

The Chorus and Orchestra rehearse at 7.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays respectively at Burnham Grammar School, Hogfair Lane, Burnham SL1 7HG. The Society has a number of vacancies in the Chorus and Orchestra and is always keen to welcome new members. For further information contact:

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About Us

Director of Music: David Wilson

Chorus Director: Sheila Cornall

Orchestral Leader: Marilyn Vanryne

For further information, email: info@sloughphil.org

Slough Philharmonic has been rooted in the community for more than 75 years from its visionary war-time birth to its current dynamic involvement with the town’s schools and music-lovers throughout the area. The chorus and orchestra were founded in 1941 by SEGRO (then Slough Estates Ltd) which despite the outbreak of World War Two in 1939 pursued a far-sighted policy enabling people to enjoy artistic, cultural and sporting activities locally. Slough Phil is still generously supported by SEGRO plc. Its twin structure of orchestra and chorus is its strength, allowing members to perform a hugely-varied repertoire (see our concerts page) from the great symphonies, showpiece concertos and choral works to pop classics, musicals, jazz and opera.

 

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