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7.30 PM SATURDAY 11TH march 2017
centenary Hall, Caldicott School, Farnham Royal SL2 3SL
MacCunn The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Finzi Eclogue for Piano and Strings
Schumann Symphony No 4
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Welcome to the Slough Philharmonic 75th anniversary season
For details of the 2016-17 season see the Concert Diary page.
Our thanks go to soprano Anita Watson and tenor Greg Tassell together with soprano Kate Cromar for delighting us at the Christmas concert at Eton College’s splendid School Hall in Mendelssohn's uplifting choral symphony: Hymn of Praise. After Bush's In Praise of Mary the audience joined in singing more Mendelssohn - this time the carol Hark The Herald.
Akiko Ono delighted us all on 12th November with the Glazunov Violin concerto and Vaughan Williams’ beautiful The Lark Ascending. Together with Beethoven's 5th Symphony this was a very memorable evening.
In March we are pleased to be invited to use Centenary Hall at Caldicott School, near Farnham Common, which proved a popular venue for last year’s post-season concerts. In May for Mozart's Requiem we return to the excellent auditorium of St. Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Langley Road, with seating arranged to get close to the performers. Both of these venues have easy access and good on-site car parking. CLICK HERE for further venue details.
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‘… Thank you so much for this beautiful, heartfelt performance.‘
Jonathan Dove, composer, May 2016
‘... What a privilege to sing with you all and in such an exciting, challenging and emotional work.’
Louise Turner, soprano guest artist, May 2016
New Chorus Director for Slough Philharmonic
We are pleased to announce that Sheila Cornall has accepted the appointment of Chorus Director with effect from the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
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 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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