Concert will be a classic
CPSO 20th Anniversary Concert, Peterborough Cathedral, July 3 Singers (as well as singers who have responded to the invitation to take part given out in The Evening Telegraph Guide) to take part in the rousing choral ending.
Mr Osborn, said: “Joined by four internationally experienced solo singers, Rachel Nicholls, Susanna Tudor-Thomas, Richard Roberts and Andrew Slater and directed by our celebrated principal conductor, Russell Keable, this is sure to be an exciting event.”
Rehearsals are well under way and Mr Osborn said: “Three of the participating choirs are members of Peterborough Music Making, so it is pleasing to be able to mount this event as a showcase for the musical talent in Peterborough. This concert will be a worthy successor to our earlier major collaboration with Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony in 2008, which was an epoch making event that put Peterborough firmly on the classical music map”.
Beethoven’s 9th is atowering symphony with dramatic grandeur, immense vision and sublime majesty and it is the crowning achievement of the greatest composer of them all.
Ode to Joy, is a rousing choral finale that is often regarded as the unofficial European National Anthem. Coupled with the gritty fanfare Arbos, by Arvo Pärt, and the evocative serenity of VaughanWilliam’s Tallis Fantasia for string orchestra, this brings together up to 200 performers in what promises to be the biggest single classical music event of 2010.
Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased from the Peterborough Destination Centre, 9 Bridge Street, telephone 01733 452336 and also online at www.cpso. org.uk.
Accompanied schoolchildren (16 and under) can attend free.
A DAY packed full of live music and events in the city centre on Saturday, July 10, will ensure the Peterborough Festival enjoys a fitting send-off.
Cathedral Square will be transformed into a fantastic carnival stage for everyone to enjoy for free. The city centre will be transformed with fairground rides, live music, magicians and many more events.
There will a variety of live music with acts ranging from Edwin Starr’s band The Team, to fantastic local band Matt Zilch and The Meizters.
Also appearing will be local magician Josh Smith who will wow the crowds with some closehand magic at his Bunco Booth.
The action will begin at 2pm, finishing at 7pm.