Singers cast off for con­cert

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ST George’s Singers are join­ing forces with Stock­port Sym­phony Or­ches­tra to present Vaughan Wil­liams’ A Sea Sym­phony.

The fi­nal con­cert of the sea­son for the Poyn­ton based singing group will take place at The Monastery in Manch­ester on Sun­day, June 26.

The dra­matic work was Ralph Vaughan Wil­liams’s first sym­phony, writ­ten be­tween 1903 and 1909, and his first ma­jor large-scale work.

In its four move­ments: A Song for all Seas, All Ships; On the Beach at Night Alone; The Waves; and The Ex­plor­ers, A Sea Sym­phony aims to cre­ate the moods of the sea, from fear­some waves to gen­tle lap­ping rip­ples on the shore.

The text is taken from Leaves of Grass by Amer­i­can poet Walt Whit­man.

Per­form­ing at the con­cert will be ris­ing stars, so­prano Ali­son Rose and Mar­cus Farnsworth, who is pres­i­dent of the 60-year old singing group and has per­formed ex­ten­sively in the UK and Europe in opera and recital.

Ali­son will be per­form­ing at this year’s Last Night of the Proms.

Other works in this con­cert are Holst’s Ave Maria and four of his Cho­ral Hymns from the Rig Veda, in­spired by the an­cient San­skrit po­ems of praise and thanks­giv­ing from Hindu scrip­ture, per­formed by the ladies of the choir with harpist Louise Thom­son.

Tick­ets are £5-£17 from st-ge­ or by call­ing the ticket hot­line on 01663 764012.

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