Choir collaborates with youth
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