Choir col­lab­o­rates with youth

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A CHOIR launched its new sea­son with a show along­side some of the re­gion’s best young mu­si­cians.

St Ge­orge’s Singers of Poyn­ton, which celebrate their 60th an­niver­sary this year, will play with Chetham’s Cham­ber Or­ches­tra in a pro­gramme of choral and or­ches­tral mu­sic by Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart.

The gig will be at Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic on Satur­day, Novem­ber 21 at 7.30pm.

The per­for­mance will be of Mozart Great Mass in C mi­nor, writ­ten in 1782 as a apol­ogy to his fa­ther af­ter his ap­posed mar­riage to Con­stanze, a so­prano.

The soloists in this per­for­mance in­clude two of the coun­try’s ris­ing stars, the BBC New Gen­er­a­tion Artist and 2011 Kath­leen Ferrier prize win­ner so­prano Kitty Whately, and win­ner of the pres­ti­gious 2015 Mag­gie Teyte prize, mezzo so­prano Ali­son Rose.

Chetham’s Cham­ber Or­ches­tra will per­form two ear­lier or­ches­tral works, Con­certo for flute no 2 in D ma­jor (K314) with flautist Lucy Driver, who is con­sid­ered in­ter­na­tion­ally as an ac­com­plished and ver­sa­tile mu­si­cian, and Ser­e­nade for or­ches­tra No 6 in D ma­jor (K239).

The con­certo is one of three com­mis­sioned in 1778 by Dutch flautist Fer­di­nand De Jean.

Rather than cre­at­ing a new sec­ond con­certo, Mozart adapted an oboe con­certo from the pre­vi­ous year and as a re­sult, De Jean re­fused to pay for it.

Tick­ets are £16, £14 con­ces­sion, £5 stu­dents/ chil­dren, and spe­cial rates for group book­ings can also be ar­ranged. Coach trans­port is avail­able from Poyn­ton and Hazel Grove. For more de­tails con­tact 01663 764012 or www. st-ge­orges-singers.org.uk

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