Singers cast off for concert
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-georges-singers.org.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 01663 764012.