Saturday 17 November, 2018
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School, Langley
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad (Rhapsody)
Holst Beni Mora
Bernstein Candide: Suite for Orchestra arr. Harmon
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Join us for the strong emotions and brilliance of sound displayed by a full symphony orchestra.
An evening of stirring music, marking the 100 years since the end of World War 1. Love and longing are expressed in the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s great opera Tristan und Isolde, contrasting with Mahler’s Totenfeier– a powerful funeral march for a dead hero. The poignancy of A Shropshire Lad is reflected in the young composer’s death in France in 1916.
The second half of the concert is inspired by journeys and travel, starting with BeniMora, an orchestral showpiece by Holst inspired by his holiday in Algeria. We end with the optimism of the suite of ten songs from Bernstein’s operetta Candide.
Tickets £15 and £12.50, £10 under 16s/students
The orchestra start this season with Wagner, Mahler and Holst.
Our Christmas concert centres 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 will bring you Tchaikovsky’s most popular of all piano concertos.
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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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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Director of Music: David Wilson
Chorus Director: Sheila Cornall
Orchestral Leader: Marilyn Vanryne
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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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