Musicianship for Singers Classes

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Parry, Elgar and Kodály in Concert for Chorus and Orchestra    

7.30 pm, Saturday 17th May 2014, The Centre, Slough

A concert featuring popular favourites by Parry and an opportunity to hear some thrilling, rarely performed works by Elgar and Kodály.  The coronation anthem I was Glad , performed at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the cantata Blest Pair of Sirens are Parry's best known choral works. In contrast to their joyfulness, The Black Knight, a rarely performed early work by Elgar tells a medieval tale of a mysterious stranger who intrudes into a King’s court with disastrous and gruesome results. Finally, Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus  shows the composer at his most thrilling in a dramatic setting of Psalm 55 as a reflection of Hungarian history.  We are joined by the young tenor soloist Robert Anthony Gardiner, winner of several major awards. 

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About us

David Wilson, Director of Music

David Wilson, Director of Music

Director of Music: David Wilson

Chorus Director: Rebecca Berkley

Orchestral Leader: Marilyn Vanryne

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Slough Philharmonic has been rooted in the community for more than 70 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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